You’ve gone to your mother’s house to visit. You offer to put the kettle on because she’s tired and parched from being out in the garden. But when you go to get the milk you find a peculiar surprise behind the fridge door. In there, you see out-of-date groceries and her hairbrush. You know your mother always prides herself on keeping an orderly home and that hairbrush belongs on her dressing table. The discovery is made all the more disturbing when you realise she’s been rather forgetful lately, repeating stories she’s already shared with you on phone calls. You also notice a letter about an unpaid bill on the dining table and your mother seems somewhat withdrawn. You have to ask yourself an uncomfortable question: could these be the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease?Witnessing the cruel cognitive decline of someone you love, not least someone who once was your main carer, is painful and unsettling. However, recognising symptoms and doing something about it means the person can get a diagnosis, if one is necessary, and the help they might need to preserve wellbeing. So how does one act on such suspicions in a sensitive and helpful way?
Kim Kardashian West has written a candid essay about her struggle with psoriasis and being informed that she has developed psoriatic arthritis.Psoriasis is a skin condition which can cause red, flaky patches of skin to appear on areas of your body including your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, the NHS outlines.
During the visit the Duchess of Cambridge spoke with experts from the FNP about the scientific theory of attachment.
Obese children who take probiotic supplements alongside regular exercise are more likely to lose weight, a new study has claimed.Scientific researchers investigated whether probiotic supplements are beneficial for children who are overweight.
The gluten intake of a toddler has been linked in new research, to a higher risk of developing type one diabetes.Unlike previous studies, the study involving 86,306 children in Norway, did not find any links between the child’s risk of developing type one diabetes and the mother’s intake of gluten.
A charity reported a surge in calls and online inquiries after Gareth Thomas announced he is HIV positive.The former Welsh rugby captain shared a video on Twitter last Saturday in which he revealed he has HIV and said blackmailers previously threatened to reveal his diagnosis.
Lioness and Chelsea FC football player Fran Kirby has spoken about the progress being made in women’s football – and how she and her team mates sync their training regimes with their menstrual cycles.The 26-year-old described how Chelsea FC focuses on player’s menstrual cycles and how they affect diet and training methods in an short film interview with Women's Health.
Countdown star Rachel Riley has spoken about how she felt her baby stop moving in the womb for a couple of days after she was trolled online.The mathematician, who is expecting her first child with former Strictly Come Dancing dancer Pasha Kovalev, explained the impact trolling had on her mental wellbeing on podcast Trolled, alongside EastEnders actor Tracy Ann Oberman.
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has expressed the pride she feels in her eldest daughter’s confidence in a clip from her new documentary Making The Gift.Earlier this week, the singer revealed that a documentary special about the creation of her recent The Lion King: The Gift album would air on American television network ABC on Monday evening.
A couple are raising their toddler without telling it what sex it is, in a bid to “mitigate the gender bias that society places on children”.After taking the decision to bring up Anoush as gender-neutral, Jake England-Johns and Hobbit Humphrey refer to their 17-month-old as “they”, rather than “him” or “her”.
Victoria Beckham has opened up about the impact bullying had on her as a child.The fashion designer features on the cover of Glamour UK‘s latest magazine.
Tea-drinkers may enjoy benefits apart from caffeine boosts and relaxation, as researchers believe drinking tea could also be good for your brain.According to a new study by the National University of Singapore (NUS), regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
Billie Piper has revealed she was initially afraid of having a daughter who would be born into "a man's world".In an interview with Stylist magazine, the 36-year-old admitted she had “always worried” about having a daughter, adding that she was “surprised“ by how sensitive her two sons have grown up to be.
Sir Rod Stewart has revealed he has been successfully treated for prostate cancer, having been diagnosed in February 2016.While appearing at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation charity in Surrey on Saturday 14 September, the musician explained doctors diagnosed the cancer at an early stage.
The Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge have praised Gareth Thomas after the former Welsh rugby captain revealed he is living with HIV.On Saturday night, Thomas shared a video on Twitter in which he spoke about living with HIV for the first time, explaining that blackmailers had threatened to reveal his diagnosis.