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** Healthy eating **

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Eating the right things should be easy, but also fun. Let us guide you
through the maze of food choices to ensure you have a healthy diet.


-Healthy eating overview-

If you're confused about how to get your five portions of fruit and veg a
day, or would just like a few pointers on how much to eat of what, we can
Boost your diet
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*Cheap eats*

Eating on a budget can seem like a challenge, but how about eating for
free? Celebrity chef Richard Fox speaks to Susie Lack about making tasty
food, even when your fridge seems bare

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Source: www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating-landing/

what is dementia

Dementia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Dementia **

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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For other uses, see Dementia (disambiguation).

/Classification and external resources/
ICD-10 F00-F07
ICD-9 290-294
DiseasesDB 29283
MedlinePlus 000739
MeSH D003704

*Dementia* (taken from Latin, originally meaning "madness", from /de-/
"without" + /ment/, the root of /mens/ "mind") is a serious loss of global
cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be
expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global
brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage
or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the
geriatric population (about 5% of those over 65 are said to be
involved),^[1] it can occur before the age of 65, in which case it is
termed "early onset dementia".^[2]

Dementia is not a single disease, but a non-specific syndrome (i.e., set of
signs and symptoms). Affected cognitive areas can be memory, attention,
language, and problem solving. Normally, symptoms must be present for at
least six months to support a diagnosis.^[3] Cognitive dysfunction of
shorter duration is called /delirium/.

Especially in later stages of the condition, subjects may be disoriented in
time (not knowing the day, week, or even year), in place (not knowing where
they are), and in person (not knowing who they and/or others around them

Dementia can be classified as either reversible or irreversible, depending
upon the etiology of the disease. Fewer than 10% of cases of dementia are
due to causes that may be reversed with treatment.

Some of the most common forms of dementia are: Alzheimer's disease,
vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia and dementia
with Lewy bodies.


· 1 Signs and symptoms
· 2 Causes


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia

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