Music: Food for the Soul, Healing for the Mind

Music: A Sweet Path to Healing

Music doesn’t only have “charms to soothe the savage breast” as the saying goes – it also has the power to heal.

Recent studies carried out at Utah University appear to indicate that music can help dementia patients – helping to relieve anxiety, … (More)

The Forget Me Not Ball: A Night to Remember

Helping Those Who Have Forgotten Their Lives

I recently attended the Forget Me Not Ball, which was a fundraiser for Dementia UK.  It was a fantastic event for a good cause — and we had fMy Fellow WHYse Womenun too!

Kudos to fellow WHYse woman Clare Ellism, who organised the event – … (More)

A Fragrant Farewell: An Aromatherapy Case Study

Aromatherapy: Not Just “Nice Smells”

Aromatherapy is not just about “nice smells” and relaxing in the tub — though both are nice!  Aromatherapy is recognised around the world as a means to support health and wellbeing – from Lavender essential oil pumped through Japanese hospitals for pain relief to oils … (More)

Use Your Head or Lose It!

In Yer ‘Ead, My Son: Exercise Your Memory….or Lose It!

Photo of Map by rawpixel.com on UnsplashAccording to Professor Frank Gunn-Moore of St Andrews University, over-relieance on the internet for information could actually increase the risk of dementia.

It wold appear that the more dependent we become on searching for things online, rather than exercising our … (More)

The Family that Stays Together….Stays Well

The Family that Stays Together…Stays Well

Dthree-generations-of-menespite the growing number of older people in society – around the world – it struck me that how we treat our elders may directly impact upon their health.

How?

Family Ties that Bind – and Keep Us Healthy

A recent study conducted … (More)