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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...
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 in their lifetime – a...
Congratulations to Peter Berry and Jan Dodd who cycled from Wales to Suffolk in June (covering over 330 miles) to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK. There are over 42,000 young people (under the age of 65) diagnosed with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 brains of patients who have...
The Dementia Help team will be getting a well-deserved energy boost with Munchy Seeds, the official nutrition partner of the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge. Peter Berry (director) and Christina Neal (managing director and founder) will be cycling 330 miles over...
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...

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