#Alzheimer's

Why the Arts Should Embrace Dementia-Friendly Initiatives

Vicky McClure | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vicky McClure

Sadly, I know from that personal experience that dementia is one of those illnesses that can be very scary for anybody, especially at the first stage of dementia when there's a state of confusion for everybody. So, I'm really glad the entertainment world is making such a fuss out of dementia because raising awareness is so important to people who have the condition, their carers and loved ones because there is still a stigma attached to it. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a cure for dementia in sight so that means we've got to make sure that people living with dementia can live well in their communities.

Looking at a Better Solution for Older People in Hospitals

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

The latest report from Government has revealed new steps to encourage hospitals and local authorities to work together with out-of-hospital services to alleviate the issue of people being kept in hospital longer than necessary. A very positive step forward in my eyes and the only way to ensure people, especially older people, are recovering in a suitable environment.

Missing Teeth and Other Failings

Wendy Jones | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

She knew who she was, who I and other relatives were, but not where she was exactly or why. Memories and knowledge laid down long ago remained. Current experiences were hard to fathom. Hospital was difficult. Her cognition got worse with each stay.

Chronic Stress Could Lead To Depression And Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who live a stressful life could have a higher risk of developing depression or dementia, researchers have revealed. A review of previous stu...

The Future of Dementia Is Orange

Hilary Evans | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Hilary Evans

Hopefully you've had the chance to take a look at our thought-provoking new campaign film #sharetheorange featuring Alzheimer's Research UK supporter Christopher Eccleston. Why have we taken this unusual approach to communication? And what's with the orange?

Change In Urine Odour Could Be Warning Flag For Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Early onset Alzheimer's disease could be detected through a change in the smell of a person's urine, researchers have said. Studies in mice found t...

Man With Alzheimer's Makes One Simple But Heartbreaking Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Alzheimer's disease has made an emotional plea to the world, expressing his one wish - to be able to laugh and joke with his friends again...

In Memory Of Those Who Are No Longer With Us, But Sadly Still Here.

Paul Marshall | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Yes, it's the very end of the year; a time when we inevitably look back on those - all of the above and numerous others besides - who have regrettably passed away.

Man With Alzheimer's Gets Surprise Visit From Granddaughter For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease received the best Christmas present ever - a surprise visit from a cherished family member who lives half way ...

'I'm Scared': Son Shares Heartbreaking Videos Of Mum's Struggle With Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One man is hoping to raise awareness around the reality of Alzheimer's disease by sharing candid videos of his mum's worsening condition to YouTube. ...

Faulty BRCA1 Gene, Carried By Angelina Jolie, Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The faulty BRCA1 gene, which is associated with breast and ovarian cancer, is linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers believe. Scientists found ...

Christmas Gift Ideas For People With Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas time can be difficult for friends and family members of people with dementia, especially when it comes to figuring out what to buy loved one...

Health Studies Are Bad for Our Health

Kathryn Berens | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Do you know what I am heartily sick of (excuse the very weak pun)? The plethora of health studies and warnings which have become so much part of the daily media diet that no day is complete without at least four major health stories, in three of which the advice/findings inevitably contradict each other.

Why A Change In Sense Of Humour Could Signal Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A change in sense of humour has been linked to the development of dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers found that those who developed dement...

Alzheimer's Drug Could Cut Back On Need For Nursing Homes, Scientists Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A common Alzheimer's drug that is often withdrawn in later stages of the disease can halve the risk of severely ill patients being moved into nursing ...

Review: The Father, Wyndham's Theatre 'Astonishing and Heartbreaking'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Father may well be one of the most emotionally devastating pieces of theatre I have ever seen. A play about dementia and its toll on those with it, and those who love them, is never going to be the most joyous of subjects but this production takes your heart into its hands - and then breaks it.

Daughter's Music Video About Dementia Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter's new music video will resonate deeply. ...

Use Your Head

Beth Britton | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Since we still know so very little about the many different types of dementia there is a huge amount of scope for research and development, and for informing the public about reliable ways in which they can reduce their risk of developing a type of dementia, and indeed many other common illnesses, conditions and diseases.

One In Three People Born This Year Will Develop Dementia, Study Suggests

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in three people born this year will develop dementia, according to new figures. The Alzheimer's Research UK charity warned of a "looming nation...

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Infectious, Scientists Reveal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Alzheimer's Disease may be contractible through surgical instruments during medical procedures such as dentistry, researchers have claimed. New res...

This Blood Test Could Predict Dementia Risk

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A blood test for healthy ageing has been developed that could identify people who are growing old too fast and at risk of dementia. The genetic tes...

Body Mass Index Could Predict Alzheimer's Onset In Over 50s

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has shown that, in people over 50, every unit increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) accelerates Alzheimer's onset by nearly seven months. A...

A Letter to My Grandma Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Beth Prescott | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Prescott

The first day you did not recognise me will stay with me forever, even though I wish I could forget it. It hurts to know you do not know who I am anymore. After the amazing time we had together, I guess I just do not want to believe it is over.

Could Table Tennis Be The Ultimate Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taking medication is currently the most common way to control and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but it's far from ideal. Not only is medi...

'Exciting' Alzheimer's Drug Could Delay Progression Of Disease By 30%

PA | By Nina Massey and John von Radowitz, Press Association | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug which could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease has proven successful in trials. The experimental drug solanezumab reduced ment...