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How to cope with carer’s stress

Are your stress levels soaring? You’re not alone. In 2015, the charity, Carers UK, surveyed 5000 carers across the UK and the results showed that 84 per cent of carers feel stressed. In addition,...

The reality of dementia

Carer Leanne Gibson has quit her job to look after her nan and has written about the impact of being a dementia carer. Imagine losing someone you love more than anything in the world. Imagine...
Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s: not a disease of the elderly

World’s largest dementia study reveals two-thirds of people think dementia is a normal part of ageing, rather than a medical condition –  Alzheimer’s Society comments.  95 per cent of participants think they could develop dementia...

Age UK says the government has listened to its concerns over social care

A statement from the Age UK Campaigns team: In a Spending Review on the 4th September, the Government has listened to its deep concerns and promised extra money for social care. Age UK previously...
Brain and dementia

Positive results from Phase II trial for Alzheimer’s

Axon Neuroscience announces positive results from Phase II trial for a cure to Alzheimer’s Disease – Alzheimer’s Society comments.  On 9th September 2019, Axon Neuroscience has announced the results of the Phase II trial for...
Anger and dementia

How to cope with anger in a person with dementia

Dementia can increase a person’s frustration and cause mood swings. This is partly because daily tasks are tougher to complete. Regularly losing a purse, keys or other personal items can frustrate the person and...
Brain damage

Protein tangles linked with dementia seen in patients’ brains after single head injury 

Protein tangles linked with dementia seen for the first time in patients’ brains after a single head injury, according to Alzheimer's Society.  Scientists have visualised for the first time protein ‘tangles’ associated with dementia in the...

Elderly should consider residential care before a ‘health crisis’

Elderly people would feel more in control of their lives if they thought about a future move to assisted accommodation or residential care before health problems force them to. This is according to new...

Dame Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell stand with Alzheimer’s Society

Dame Barbara Windsor and Scott Mitchell stand with Alzheimer’s Society at No.10 to demand dementia care reform.  Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell as well as Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes and Director...
Talking to an elderly person

Talking to a person with dementia

Dementia Action Week takes place on 20-26 May and is a campaign by Alzheimer’s Society to show that everyone can take action by starting a conversation with a person living with dementia. I have...

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