Alzheimers Dementia

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

A Long Goodbye: When Dementia Takes Someone You Love

Jessica Hanson | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hanson

Slowly, painfully slowly, the good days were fewer and fewer, and our visits mainly consisted of us trying to make conversation with someone who barely knew we were there. My grandma would dutifully feed him biscuits when we visited. A woman in the corner of the day room, with white hair that stood on end, screamed periodically like a crowing rooster. The nurses seemed kind.

First Of Its Kind Smart Sensor That Alerts Dementia Carer's When A Loved One Wanders

Natalie Price | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Price

The Proximity Button is a small badge that is worn by the person with dementia. The Button connects to the Proximity app on the carer's phone via Bluetooth. If the person wearing the Button wanders too far from the carer and their smartphone, it will alarm to alert them. Simple.

Dementia WILL Affect You But Simple Actions Can Make A World Of Difference

Jamie Anderson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Jamie Anderson

Dad's name is one that evokes so much positivity from the generations of people he entertained with series like Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 and Thunderbirds. But despite all of those achievements, I am most proud of him for what he achieved while he lived with dementia.

Don't Let Dementia Lead to Isolation This Christmas

Liam Beattie | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

This Christmas thousands of people across the country will be alone; they won't be alone in the conventional sense of not having a place stay, or people to look out for them: they will face exclusion because of an illness that can change the very person they used to be.

My Much-Loved Mother-in-Law

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I had one last thing to do in London before going home to my parents in Hampshire, and that one thing is to visit my mother-in-law. My MiL is in the grips of Alzheimer's disease. She does not recognise me. She lives in a world where her parents are still very much alive, where she still goes to work. I no longer exist in her world.

Stopping Smoking Could Prevent Alzheimer's

PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study. Factors including a lack of ...

Breaking the Silence - Dementia Awareness Week

Melissa Davis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Dementia Awareness Week, organised by the Alzheimer's Society, is this week. It is an annual event designed to shed some light on a condition that is all too often often misunderstood, and to encourage anyone who feels as if they, or someone they are close to, might be suffering with symptoms to take some action.

Liverpool Museum Develops Innovative Approach to Helping Alzheimer's Sufferers With 'Memory Suitcase'

Eric J. Hall | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Eric J. Hall

Carol Rogers, the executive director for Education and Communities at National Museums Liverpool, came up with a project that is having a powerful imp...

Chris Martin, Alesha Dixon And Lily Allen Back Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With dementia affecting about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, there's a high chance that most of us will, at some point, know someone w...

The Generation Game

Caragh Little | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In a visit marked mainly by quietness and enquiring looks, I spent part of the Easter weekend with an older relative who struggles to connect the adult I've become with the child she'd always known. In her mind, I'm still away at university - fixed forever in a time which, in her mind, defines me.

Why Your Bacon Sarnie Is A Brain Death Trap

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could your bacon sarnie be the undoing of you? According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to accelerated ageing ...

Detox, Diet and Dementia

Alison Cranage | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cranage

It's that time of year again. We've overindulged and now feel slightly guilty about it. Well I do anyway. So our thoughts turn to healthy eating - something we're constantly told is good for us and can help lower our risk of a whole range of diseases. Is it true? Can what we eat affect our chances of developing dementia?

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

Hardened Arteries Have Been Linked To Alzheimer's, New Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Elderly people with hardened arteries are more likely to have brains that bear early signs of Alzheimer's, a study has found. The research points t...

What Types Of Mental Illness Commonly Affect Older Adults?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Awareness days may have gotten a silly reputation now that there are ridiculous themes such as World Sock Day and so forth, but when it comes to more ...

Are Hand Sanitisers Ruining Your Immune System?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We live in a world of hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial sprays, where war is waged in germs on a daily basis. But are we compromising our immune syst...

Amazing Dog Trained To Help People With Dementia 'Has Given Them Their Life Back'

PA | PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A couple dealing with dementia say they have been given their lives back thanks to their pet dog. Two-year-old golden labrador Kaspa is one of the ...

Disrupted Sleep Is First Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research suggests that an early sign of dementia could be disrupted sleep patterns. Findings published in JAMA Neurology highlight a potential link...

Could Butter Trigger Alzheimer’s?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A buttery food flavouring ingredient found in microwave popcorn could intensify the damaging effects of abnormal brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’...

Could A Single Pill Treat Three Of The Most Common Brain Conditions?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A single pill has the potential to treat multiple brain conditions including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, it has been revealed. ...

Could A Simple Blood Test Predict Alzheimer’s Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers claim they have identified a new indicator (or ‘biomarker’) in the blood that may help health experts predict a person’s risk of Alz...

Lay Off Anti-Psychotic Drug Prescriptions For Dementia Patients, Experts Warn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors in some areas in England are still "inappropriately over-prescribing" anti-psychotic drugs to dementia patients, campaigners said. In the n...

Timeline For Brain’s Descent Into Alzheimer’s Developed By Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have created an ‘early signs timeline’ for Alzheimer’s disease that they believe could help experts detect the condition up to 25 yea...