Living with Dementia
-Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Living with dementia can be difficult especially if you want to stay living in your own home for as long as possible because you would need help and support from others.
There has been a new study linking the benefits of dancing with the treating of dementia in east London, according to the BBC.
Dementia is becoming more and more widespread in the elderly population throughout the UK and scientists have started to look at alternative ways to treat the condition without resorting to any kind of drug therapy. Music and dancing is just one area of study and they appear to be having a protective effect. Researchers from the University of Canterbury have started to work together with a dance company in order to analyse the benefits of music and dance in correlation with the treating of dementia.
Strokes can cause damage to a part of the brain that controls personal movement.
This can cause weakness or paralysis on one side of the body and problems with moving and carrying out every day activities. The affected side of the body may feel different or heavy because the weakness make them difficult to move, or they may feel numb. Some people have more unusual sensations such as pins and needles, hot and cold sensations or feel as though water in running their limb.