Archive for May, 2011

Carers’ Information Programme offers support and guidance

Karen Edwards, Facilitator of the Carers’ Programme

Karen Edwards of the Alzheimer’s Society, Cardiff and Vale, is planning an information course for carers of people with dementia.

The course will be held over six consecutive weeks (on a Monday or Tuesday) at a venue in the Vale of Glamorgan, starting the first week of August 2011. Each session will be two hours long.

The sessions will cover: understanding dementia; difficult behaviour; Carers: looking after yourself; what services are available; financial and legal information; and a review session.

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Penarth Artist opens garden to public and raises funds for Crossroads Care

Two Penarth gardens will be open to the public from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 18th June 2011 as part of the National Garden (Yellow Book) scheme.

Local Artist Diana Mead will open her garden at ‘Witsend’ 77 Coleridge Avenue, while Louise Sawyer will open her garden at Honeysuckle Cottage at 118a Lavernock Road.

Diana’s artwork will be on display at Witsend, with originals, prints and cards for sale. Refreshments will be available at Honeysuckle Cottage. Plants will be on sale at both properties.

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Research in Sweden reveals link between mid-life obesity and dementia


Swedish scientists reveal link between mid-life obesity and late-life dementia

A study carried out on 8,500 twins in Sweden has revealed a link between being overweight in middle-age and late-life memory loss and confusion.

Previous research in this field has focused on the link between obesity and late-life dementia, but the latest findings reveal that even being just a little overweight in mid-life can increase the risk of developing dementia by 80%.

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