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We've looked into the connections between music and memory, and put together an interactive to help explain the links behind this area of mental health. Find out how much you know!
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New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the Goldilocks Zone.
The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be profound, and can create serious deterioration in their wellbeing. Case studies of new build and refurbished care homes reveal how dementia-friendly interior and exterior design enable improved working practices for care staff, and lead to greater independence and a better ...
Nearly everyone likes music - but is it important? And have cultural theoriticians been turning it down when they should be pumping up the volume? Laurie and guests consider.
What happens when people with dementia move out of general hospital and into a Care Home? Caroline Holland is part of a project trying to answer that question.
The challenge of how to care for a growing older population.
When do issues around safety versus human rights conflict in dementia care homes? What can be done to help retain the resident's freedom of choice?
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Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either paid or unpaid. It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer. It also supports your own well-being by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress.
Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative side effects. Exercise is an alternative treatment that is low cost and has few side effects. In this free course, Exercise and mental health, we will look at the links between exercise and improved ...
Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is often seen as a problem. But is it? This free course, Introducing ageing, will help you to think about this issue by introducing you to some key ideas in studying later life.