Tag Archives: Mental Health

Dementia Awareness Week & Occupational Therapy for Dementia

dem

”Almost half of UK adults would find it difficult to tell their own family if they thought they had dementia according to a poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society published today (Tuesday 21 May).” – Alzheimers Society

”The term ‘dementia‘ describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning.  There are many types of dementia.  The most common are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.  Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.” – Alzheimers Society

These are quotes from the Alzheimers Socity website,  which is a valuable source of information for people who are suffering Dementia and also for their loved ones.

Please take a look at the site and help raise awareness for Dementia at ..

alz

Click to enter alzheimers.org.uk

The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) publish a useful leaflet about how to help people living with dementia…

ot images

click to open

”Remember the person”

New Antidepressants Should Target Stress Hormone Effect

Image

Click on image for article

Mental Health Awareness Week

Thanks Clive for helping to raise the awareness of mental health..

Take It Easy

MHAW main

If I were only to do one of these Dates of Note all year, this would be it. And if I wanted you to only ever read one of my posts, again, this would be it. From 13-19 May it is Mental Health Awareness Week. As you will know if you have read my previous articles, this is a cause which is very close to my heart. I have worked for twenty years – admittedly on the business side – in an NHS Trust which began as a specialist mental health provider, but has since branched out into a much wider range of services, reflecting the fact that treating mental health in isolation from other aspects of health is to provide only a part of the care that we need. In addition to this, I am officially ‘recovering’ from a period of depression which kept me off work for nine…

View original post 608 more words