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Eye and smell tests could be used to help spot the early signs of dementia, years before people experience memory symptoms, new research has suggested.
The study conducted by London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital revealed that the thickness of the retinal nerve and protein deposits in the eye could be used to detect the early signs of neurodegeneration. The research was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 in Toronto on Tuesday 26 July.
Researchers conducted a type of eye scan called spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) on 33,068 people aged 40-69. Scientists measured the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL), which is known to decrease with age, while participants also took part in memory tests, to gauge reasoning and reaction time.
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Everycare Eastbourne has won the award for being one of the top 10 most recommended home care agencies in south east England.
There are 956 home care agencies in the south east. The top 10 home care agencies in the south east received an award from the leading home care review website www.homecare.co.uk
The award was based on the home care agency’s reviews and recommendations from the people they care for, plus their friends and relatives.
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The BBC has created dementia-friendly tools and a season of programmes to mark Dementia Awareness week.
The broadcaster has decided to use its archived content to help trigger memories and conversations in people with dementia. The BBC Reminiscence Archive (BBC RemArc) features video clips, audio clips and images selected from the broadcaster’s archives to aid reminiscence work with people with dementia, their carers and families.
It is hoped material from the past will stimulate the long-term memory of those with dementia and help them interact with others by encouraging them to talk about their past.
‘Your Memories’ can be used by care workers and family members of those with dementia. They can type in a few biographical details and see a slideshow of relevant photos, music and programme clips that help tell a person’s life story, particularly their childhood and early adult life, when people with dementia often retain the most vivid memories.
The BBC has produced two online iWonder guides and dementia-specific programming on the subject of dementia. To find out more visit www.bbc.co.uk/dementia.
On Saturday June the 4th Everycare Eastbourne will be opening their doors between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm for an open day.
If you are interested in finding out more about the care industry or about how to arrange care for you or a loved one, this is a great opportunity to join us for an informal chat and a cup of tea.
On the day staff will be available to talk about the following:-
- Home Care Services
- Live in Care Services
- Nursing Services
- Health Care Assistant recruitment
- What it’s like to work in the care industry
- How do I fund my care
- How do I make sure that the care company I use is delivering a good service
- Training for carers
- Respite Care
- What is Live in Care
We look forward to seeing you.