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Employees with early onset dementia are receiving a lack of support in the workplace and early dismissal, according to research.  Those working in low paid employment are losing their jobs earlier than those working in high paid roles, a large...
64-year-old Jan Dodd from Maidstone, Kent, is a full-time carer for her husband Dave, who has Alzheimer’s. Jan is joining Peter Berry on the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge from 25-30 June. The pair will be cycling 330 miles across...
The Dementia Help team is cycling 330 miles across the country in June to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK. Dementia Help’s founder, Christina Neal, her co-director Peter Berry and website editor Dave Collison will be cycling 330 miles...
Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society have joined forces as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The charities have named this one-year campaign the Dementia Revolution, and hope to raise £3.5m for the most ambitious dementia...
Actress Barbara Windsor was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimer's back in 2014, but only in the last few days has her husband Scott Mitchell spoken of her diagnosis. The popular actress and TV personality's husband explained that he wanted people to...
A study published today in Neurology Clinical Practice found that brief cognitive tests, used in primary care settings to evaluate memory and thinking in order to identify whether people are likely to have dementia, may often be wrong.  Researchers found that different...
It's World Alzheimer’s Month – do your bit with these five ideas to fundraise and raise awareness.  September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign organised by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. If you want...
Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain ageing – is this true? Comments from Alzheimer's Society… Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the...
Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia - Alzheimer's Society comments.  A study by Rush University Medical Centre, published today in Neurology, suggests that older adults who move more than average - either in the form of daily exercise or...
Come and meet the Dementia Help team at this year's Alzheimer's Show at Olympia in London on 9-10 June. This year, for the first time, we will be hosting a networking area called Carers Corner. It's an opportunity to come along and...

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