The time of receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia appears to be a critical period in the process of transitioning into a caregiver role, and a caregiver’s needs at this time include knowledge and information, emotional and psychological support, and assistance with care planning

In August 2019 researchers from the USA published their review of the medical scientific literature to identify experiences, needs, interventions and outcomes for carers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or … Read more

An increasing sense of burden worsens the relationship between the carer and individual with Alzheimer’s disease which in turn may increase the frequency and severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, disinhibition, aggressive behavior and sleep disturbance

In September 2019 researchers from Turkey and Italy published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the potential influence of symptoms experienced by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease on … Read more

It is difficult to draw firm conclusions from research undertaken to date regarding the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for carers of individuals living with cancer but it should be noted that the content of a few interventions may be perceived as insensitive to some individuals

In June 2019 researchers from the UK published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed to improve the quality of life, physical … Read more

Individuals with multiple sclerosis may find that Pilates leads to an improvement in balance confidence and walking ability, as well as helping to reduce fatigue, although the beneficial effects do not appear to be significantly greater than those derived from other exercise programmes

In January 2019 researchers from Spain published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the effect of Pilates in individuals with multiple sclerosis. A total of 14 studies … Read more