Signs of Dementia or Depression Often First Detected at Christmas? (NHS England / BBC News)


Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has again written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia or depression when meeting older people / relatives over Christmas.

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NHS expert urges people to spot dementia warning signs in loved ones this Christmas. [Online]: NHS England, December 22nd 2018.

Emotional Memories / Reminiscence

TV repeats and familiar festive music can help stimulate emotional memories in people with dementia at Christmas:

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The TV repeats and old songs that help people with dementia. London: BBC Health News, December 22nd 2019.

Not Forgetting Valentine’s Day

NHS England’s Valentine’s Day advice to “check your mate”:

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Barbara Windsor’s husband issues Valentine’s Day call for people to check loved ones for dementia. [Online]: NHS England, February 14th 2019.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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