Reducing your risk of dementia

One of the most common questions I get asked when I talk to people about dementia is “How can I reduce my risk of getting dementia?” – it’s a completely valid question!

While there is little we can do about our genetic profile, adapting our lifestyles offers a significant opportunity to improve our cognitive reserve.

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Guilt and dementia

I always find myself saying to people that guilt is a wasted emotion. It’s there to tell us not to do something again … to learn from our mistakes and to spare us from the dreaded heart-wrenching, fierce knot-in stomach feeling that can immobilise our whole bodies. 

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Do you know you’re a carer?

Wow I’m a carer?! My immediate thought is that I’m going to use it as my new strapline. Actually on second thoughts I think I’ll go for carer/ superhero – I mean who doesn’t want to be a superhero after all 🙂

What is a carer?

I had personally never ever considered this title. My perception of a carer was for those people who supported the physical needs of others.

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