As some of our clients will already be aware, we have been encouraging feedback on our new-look website. Please do review us on Facebook and Google – let us know what you think. For every review we receive we will make a donation to Alzheimers Dementia Support (ADS).
Our nominated charity offers constructive, practical guidance and a range of support services to help people in the local community whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by dementia. Says Senior Adviser Terrie Hall: “At Alzheimers Dementia Support we strive to make a difference by helping those affected to cope better, while giving them the opportunity to experience a little joy and laughter in their difficult lives. We reach out to people with dementia, their carers and families in a wide local area covering Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Slough and Langley.”
As well as drop-in centres which offer information and a multi-lingual service, ADS organise a mix of social activities from lunch, tea dances and singing, to fun days and weekend breaks. There is a regular Alzheimer Cafe – with informative talks on a dementia related theme. They also provide advocacy advice, dementia awareness training, telephone or email support and home visits.
Hearing loss biggest risk factor for dementia – keep your hearing as sharp as your mind
As the years go on and more candles appear on our birthday cakes we are bound to incur changes in our minds and bodies, but the less dramatic these changes the better. You may think that losing your hearing and becoming forgetful from time to time is a side effect of growing older but here at Help in Hearing we know that it does not necessarily have to be that way.
Cognitive function declines if hearing loss is left untreated
A recent study has found that by treating hearing problems earlier, cognitive decline can be reduced. Over a period of six years, tests were carried out on almost 2,000 patients with a mixture of hearing abilities. The test scores within patients with hearing loss deteriorated 40% faster than in the patients with sound hearing. With figures showing that 2 in 3 of us experience hearing difficulties from the age of 70 onwards, it is crucial to tackle the problem sooner rather than later.
Hearing loss – the link with dementia
The study has also brought up questions concerning the link between hearing loss and dementia. Enhancing your hearing can reduce signs of dementia and the vulnerability that goes with it. These findings show that it has never been a more important time to get in touch and book a hearing test. We can offer expert advice on how to minimise the risk of hearing loss and therefore hopefully keep your brain as alert and active as ever.
Alzheimers Dementia Support – how you can help
For every review on Facebook or Google we receive, we are making a donation to Alzheimers Dementia Support. If you’d like to help, please visit our Leave a Review page for details on how to leave your review, and how to enter the competition to win a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conductor headphones.