✅ If you are already fed up of 2020, there is just 169 days to go until the end of the year!😁
✅ On this day in in 1858, activist and Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was born!🙋♀️
✅ And, Emil Kraepelin in his book Clinical Psychiatry gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK. And dementia is an ongoing decline of brain functioning. It can affect memory, thinking skills and other mental abilities.
Due to the global pandemic, so many things have had to change, including when and where we have to wear face masks. If your loved one is struggling with understanding the need for face masks then the Alzheimer's Society has produced this helpful article. Click here to access all the useful information: t.co/r8m07Dc0Bm
Due to coronavirus, many of us now wear face masks or coverings while out shopping or on public transport. Some people with dementia may not like wearing a face covering, or understand why they should...
A commonly neglected problem for the older people in our communities - and it's a very sad one - is that of depression in older age.😞
Did you know there is actually a name for when you stop enjoying the things that used to bring you joy? It's called “anhedonia,” If you notice this in an older person in your life — or in yourself — it’s VERY important to get help.
It will not be news to anyone reading this that feeling positive and happy delivers far better quality of life, gives you confidence to participate in social activities and to make good choices.
Research has also shown it can enable older people to better manage any health problems they may have - it's not rocket science - happier people handle pain better!
Help is available - but you do have to ask! If you struggle to ask, then a volunteer independent advocate can help! Click on the link to learn more about independent advocates in your area!
Did you hear the article on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning about current life in care homes? There was a heartbreaking report on how a woman with dementia had declined, as her family had been unable to visit her in her care home due to coronavirus. Our hearts go out to all those affected in this awful way.😞
But here at Together, we also champion those who, for whatever reason, have no close family to visit them, help with their care, be their voice and light up their days.
Already 23% of our population are ageing without adult children in their lives. They may never have been parents; their children may have moved away; or for a variety of reasons, the adult children may not be the right people to help their parent as they age. Who will speak for these people?
The answer is independent advocates! We are here, when you need someone in your corner, to listen, support and assist you, so you can live your later life, in the way that is right for you!
Click on the link to learn more about volunteer independent advocates. And let's all enjoy later life together!😍