A Christmas gift from Mainline – A donation to Dementia UKPosted December 17, 2020
A Christmas gift from Mainline – A donation to Dementia UK
With social distancing restrictions in place, delivering ‘Christmas Thanks’ in a bottle is impossible. As an alternative, on your behalf, we have made a significant donation to Dementia UK. We are committed to supporting research into dementia treatment and care. Only together can we ensure that people affected by dementia have access to the specialist support they need, and that research remains key to their purpose.
We recently saw how cruelly, one of the nation’s most beloved entertainment stars, Barbara Windsor, died at a care home in London following a battle with Alzheimer’s. Dementia/Alzheimer’s remains the UKs number one killer!
As the cause of Alzheimer’s is not known, there is no known way to prevent the condition. Yet, there are things you can do that can reduce your risk of dementia such as moderating your alcohol intake, cutting out cigarettes, eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping your mind and body active.
Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis early on is key – but this can be tricky as the disease progresses slowly at first. Once diagnosed, medication can help relieve some of the symptoms and slow down the progression.
What are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?
As it is a progressive condition, symptoms generally develop gradually and become more severe over the course of a few years.
The first sign of Alzheimer’s is minor memory problems like forgetting about recent conversations or events or the names of places and objects.
As the condition develops, the memory will become progressively worse and other symptoms, like getting lost in familiar places, personality changes (likely to become aggressive or suspicious of others) and problems with speech and language, are likely to surface.
Age is a big factor when it comes to being more likely to have the disease and it’s more common in those over 65 – with 1 in 14 people having some form of dementia. This increases to 1 in 6 when you are over 80.
It is also statistically more likely to affect women than men.
Dementia UK are empowering, supportive and respectful.
Our team joins us in wishing you and your families a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2021.
Our inventive engineers wanted to sprinkle a little Christmas cheer adapting this scissor into Santa’s sleigh!! They are the best!
Carole and Keith