Palliative care is a specialised type of care specifically for people with life-threatening illnesses or long-lasting diseases. Its main goal is to improve quality of life by providing physical and emotional relief from the symptoms, pain and stress that often come with the disease itself, and the curative treatment that goes with it
A new blood test is being developed to replace expensive and intrusive tests for Alzheimer’s. This new test can diagnose Alzheimer’s up to 20 years early, so patients can begin treatment and manage the disease sooner.
It’s well known that people who don’t maintain connections with friends, family and society tend to experience a higher rate of chronic and life-limiting health problems. This is especially true for people who suffer from an increased risk of loneliness and isolation as they head into their sixties and beyond. Senior communal living offers many benefits to avoid these issues. Totalcare takes a closer look at them here.
Hogeweyk Dementia Village in the Netherlands is the first of its kind, offering a secure gated community where residents with dementia can live a seemingly normal life in a familiar lifestyle setting. Find out more about it in the South African context, and how we are bringing the concept to life at Ikaria in our Belenois Retirement Village.