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Causes of Dementia

Dementia is a group of symptoms that effect the memory and behaviour of a person.  The causes of dementia can vary, but the illness can be very distressing to loved ones and people suffering from it.  Dementia is a category of illnesses, so there are different types of causes depending on the specific type of dementia a person has.  We have listed the two most common forms of dementia here, as well as identifying their causes. Alzheimer's Disease Named after German psychologist, Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia.  A lot remains unknown about the disease.…

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The Importance of Staff Training in Health and Social Care

It seems obvious that staff training in health and social care is important.  What is less obvious are the reasons why it is important.  The main reason for training is that staff and employers have a duty to ensure that clients are looked after, working with laws and legislation to protect client’s dignity and safety.  But there are other less apparent reasons for training. Staff training in health and social care protects the staff Knowing the right methods for caring and protecting clients is vital to ensuring the client is safe.  But it is also important to protect the staff. …

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