My Mum was lost to Alzheimer's 5 years ago and I just can't understand why I never asked her to let me capture her stories and favourite memories on film BEFORE this vile illness took hold of her. After she was gone, I beat myself up for having NOT been brave enough to say 'Mum, I want to capture all of your favourite stories and memories from when you were younger, your words of wisdom, your voice, your smile your sense of humour, so that my grandchildren can experience just what an amazing mother and grandmother you were.
If anyone finds themselves or a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer's, please please please, make sure you aren't left with the same regrets.
This is the theme of an early evening event taking place at Notcutts Garden Centre on the 28th of November. Dr Marilyn Glenville, the author of 'Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimers' is one of the expert speakers. You will also enjoy some light bites prepared by Tonbridge super food chef, Ben Sulston. More details of this event, run in association with the Primary Care Neurology Society, can be found at www.p-cns.org.uk.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and it is increasingly being linked to diet. Scientific studies reveal a strong connection between diets based on meat,eggs and high fat dairy foods.This has been seen to be the case worldwide paticually when individuals more from countries and forsake their traditional way of of eating for a western one.Studies suggest meat and eggs increase certain metals in the brain Meat and dairy increase the bodies production of IGF - 1 a growth factor linked to Alzheimer's disease. Plant based diets have been linked to only low risk of Alzheimer's disease. Reducing meat consumption can not only reduce the individuals risk of Alzheimer's disease but cut the risk of several cancers, type two diabetes, stroke and chronic kidney disease Grant WB 2016 Using Multicountry Ecological and Observational Studies to Detemine Dietary Risk Factors for Alzheimer's disease. Jornal of the American College of Nutrition
Hello I am another newbie, and find myself on here due to a very unwanted life change, and needing the stimluation of others in a world currently dominated by a Dementia Nursing Home. The problem with Dementia groups is that is the only topic many of them discuss, and I am not in that world on a personal level, ( other than the love for my husband ) and still need a life of my own. Anyone feel the same ?
Dementia is a cruel disease … there are a range of care options to be considered when a dementia sufferer can no longer be totally self sufficient. What care packages have you considered or implemented when a parent or loved one can no longer cope alone?
Today is World Alzheimer’s day (21st September 2012) Has your life been touched by this terrible disease in any way? Have you had first hand experience with a spouse, a parent, or a friend?
Can you share any experience that would be helpful to other Silverhairs friends?