Learning a new language will boost brain function

Richard Howeson, founder of uTalk

Learning a second language could help to boost cognitive skills and delay the onset of dementia. Christina Neal reveals why and speaks to Richard Howeson, owner of Britain’s biggest language learning company, uTalk, who reveals the benefits of learning another language…  Continue reading Learning a new language will boost brain function

Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

Exercise helps to maintain mobility and boost mood

Looking at the bigger picture of a person with dementia’s health is important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), explains how to take care of a loved one.  Continue reading Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

Support from Christies Care for charity cycle ride

Helen Drain with Peter (left) and Jon

Suffolk-based Christies Care, a live-in home care agency, has kindly sponsored the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge and is doing its bit to raise awareness of the charity ride, with a member of staff recently taking part in a photoshoot to promote the challenge.  Continue reading Support from Christies Care for charity cycle ride

‘I’m joining the Cycle Challenge to do something positive’

Jan Dodd is a keen cyclist doing her bit for charity

64-year-old Jan Dodd from Maidstone, Kent, is a full-time carer for her husband Dave, who has Alzheimer’s. Jan is joining Peter Berry on the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge from 25-30 June. Continue reading ‘I’m joining the Cycle Challenge to do something positive’

A healthy carer is a good carer

Take time out to read, walk or find another way to relax

If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be able to care for your loved one. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com) explains why you need to look after yourself…  Continue reading A healthy carer is a good carer