Home » Tag Archives: mental health

Tag Archives: mental health

More Exciting Pioneering Work Being Done With Virtual Reality Therapy At BASIC

THE VIRTUAL REALITY FOR SALFORD RESIDENTS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA SALFORD residents living with dementia are taking part in a revolutionary, virtual reality rehabilitation pilot, led by a local brain injury charity. Thanks to £500,000 of donations BASIC, a specialist brain injury charity based on Eccles New Road, have installed a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN). This virtual reality system puts ...

Read More »

Are You Addicted To Your Mobile? You Could Be At Increased Risk Of Depression and Anxiety

mobile phone

Many people have expressed concerns about the possibility of mobile phones damaging our brains, but now scientists have found that it’s not the use of the devices themselves, but our addiction to them, which may lead to anxiety and depression. It’s not uncommon for the public to fear new technologies; it happened with the invention of televisions, video games, and ...

Read More »

Can Alzheimer’s be Combated with a Lipid Based Diet?

fish oil

Scientists have just completed a study in which they devised a number of lipid-based diets that aimed to both relieve the symptoms, and slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, Alzheimer’s is the most common disease underlying the memory problems and dementia associated with old age. While there have been many attempts to find efficient treatments, so ...

Read More »

Want to Feel Better? Take a Trip into the Great Outdoors

15619736188_abb424de13_z

While we’re well aware that being in the great outdoors is good for us, there’s been a multitude of studies carried out recently which confirm that spending time outdoors can have a beneficial effect on both our mental and physical health. Even small breaks outside can rejuvenate the brain and increase our attention span, and can help us to perform ...

Read More »

How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve the Quality of our Sleep

How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve the Quality of our Sleep

We all know the importance of getting quality sleep, but sometimes when we’re tossing and turning in bed, it can seem extremely elusive. With mindfulness and its associated benefits being the ‘in’ therapy of the moment, could it help us to acquire good sleeping habits? What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of focusing our awareness and attention on the present ...

Read More »

A Naturally Produced Hormone could be the New Tool in Treating Anorexia

A Naturally Produced Hormone

Anorexia nervosa is an illness that has been notoriously challenging and difficult to treat. It affects 1 in 150 teenage girls in the UK, and is also a leading cause of deaths linked to mental health. People who suffer from anorexia struggle with body shape, body image, and healthy eating habits; as well as social difficulties including anxiety and hypersensitivity. ...

Read More »