How Adult ADHD can affect people’s decision making?

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In a previous blog post I wrote about the symptoms of Adult ADHD, but I did not go into any specific detail about how it can affect the individual’s life. ADHD is categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness and hyper activeness and impulsiveness. In my opinion, one of the most significant impacts ADHD… Read more »

What can trigger an Adjustment Disorder?

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Adjustment disorders are stress-induced and can have a variety of different triggers.

An adjustment disorder is stress-related/stress-induced, whereby an individual experiences more stress than is considered ‘normal’ to a stressful event and this stress has a significant impact on their life, for example on their relationships, their work or education. A stressful event can be hard to define because everybody deals with stress differently. For some, a… Read more »

Do I have depression?

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”Do I have depression?” You may find yourself asking when you notice that something might not be quite right. We can all have ‘down moments’ or ‘down times’ where we feel sad and demotivated, but at what point should we begin to worry about this and think it is more than just being ‘down’. Depression… Read more »

Why Writing Can Be Good For Depression

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why writing can be good for depression; a woman writing her notebook, showing that writing has positive impact against depression

If you suffer from depression or know someone who suffers from depression, you may wonder if there are ways to manage depression in addition to any of the benefits from antidepressants and therapy. For some, their depression is drug-resistant and there is no benefit from medication (and even therapy). Other than magnetic stimulation therapies, which… Read more »

Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop bathing and how to help?

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Depending on the stage of dementia, you may discover that your loved one experiences some difficulties with personal hygiene (stages are better explained on a previous blog post). There can be a few reasons as to why do people with Alzheimer’s stop bathing and how to help: Not having any motivation to shower (this can… Read more »

7 Early Signs of Dementia

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early signs of dementia - a puzzle that forms the word alzheimer's

There are early signs of dementia though do bear in mind that they can differ on every individual. The chances of an individual getting dementia seem to be at an all-time high, so it is understandable that there are growing concerns amongst elderly people or families of the elderly individual. So, this leads to the… Read more »

The Alzheimer’s Show – What is it all about?

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The Alzheimer’s Show takes place every year in London and it is usually in June. It also takes place in Manchester but as I have not attended that one I cannot really comment, but it might be fair to say that you can expect similar things to what I have described. My experience: I attended… Read more »

Creating a Dementia Friendly Home for Your Loved One

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Anyone who lives with someone who has dementia or cares for someone who has dementia might ask how can we make things easier around the house with a dementia friendly home? There is no clear-cut answer to this or any guarantees that this is actually possible, however there are things that you can do to… Read more »

Cognitive Training for Dementia – Does it Actually Help?

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There has been a lot of talk and research that has become available testing the impact of cognitive training for dementia and healthy older people. I do not want this blog post to be all about the research, the number of participants each study used and the flaws of each study. Instead I would prefer… Read more »

Exciting Activities for Someone with Dementia

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When someone ages, there is a chance that they may begin to feel lonely. Being lonely or bored for majority of the day can lead to mental health problems, lack of confidence and has also been connected to an increased risk of physical ill health. An older person may take it upon themselves to try… Read more »