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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...
Bereavement and loss

Dementia and bereavement

When it comes to looking after a person with dementia, I have always felt there are three main issues you have to come to terms with. Firstly, you have to make sure your loved...
Coffin

What to do when a person forgets their loved one has died

Former carer Christina Neal reveals why it's not a good idea to tell a person with dementia that their loved one has died when they have forgotten. Mum was confused. That was nothing new. But...

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