Reminiscence therapy has become increasingly popular in dementia over the last two decades. Many care homes or dementia groups offer reminiscence therapy as part of their activities and ‘non-pharmacological’ treatments. Despite the wide use of this form of therapy, the actual benefit for people with dementia is not as clear as one would think. So, … Continue reading Reminiscence therapy in dementia
A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has been the ‘holy grail’ for dementia diagnostics for many years, if not decades. Not only would a simple blood test confirm a diagnosis much quicker but it would also allow better and earlier treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. However, only recently these blood tests coming into reality. Why did … Continue reading Blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease – Are they becoming a reality?
Brain imaging, also called neuroimaging, encompasses a range of different techniques which can be used for dementia diagnostics. Some of the neuroimaging techniques have been around for many years, while others are cutting-edge. But how can the different neuroimaging techniques support a diagnosis of dementia and what are the changes seen in dementia on brain … Continue reading How does brain imaging help with dementia diagnostics?