Archive for July, 2011

Outing to St Fagans gives insight into Welsh history

The Group enjoys coffee at the cafe

Crossroads Care in the Vale’s Western Vale Social Group enjoyed a visit to the National History Museum at St Fagans recently.

The museum, which is situated on the border of Cardiff with the Vale of Glamorgan, is Wales’s most popular heritage attraction, and originally opened to the public in November 1948. The museum stands in the grounds of St Fagans Castle and gardens, a late 16th century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

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Research shows visual confusion link with dementia

Research carried out by Boston University suggests that a person suffering from the effects of dementia may also experience visual confusion relating to the disease. It is estimated that of the 750,000 people in the UK with dementia, at least 100,000 will also have serious sight loss.

Dr Declan McKeefry of Bradford University School of Optometry and Vision Science has identified three main types of sight loss associated with dementia. A specific eye condition might occur at the same time as dementia; some forms of dementia affect vision, including perception of colour, depth and detail; and, thirdly, normal ageing of the eyes plays an important role since most people with dementia are over the age of 75.

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Dementia Memory Walk Raising Funds and Spirits

The Alzheimer’s Society is inviting people across the UK to join in their local Memory Walk to raise funds for those affected by dementia.

People join together for Memory Walk every September. Some walk to be amongst people who truly understand. Some walk in remembrance of loved ones. All walk with one common goal: fighting dementia.

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