UK Alzheimer's

Theresa May's Dementia Tax For Social Care Is A Disgrace

Chris King | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Chris King

The message from the government is loud and clear: this is your fault and you are going to pay for it... May's Britain is a country where the lucky prosper and the unlucky, ill and vulnerable suffer. Make sure you are on the right side.

People With Dementia Are Still People - We Must Remember That

David Baddiel | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Baddiel

My father has always been a sweary, impatient, irritated, lazy bloke. His loss of memory hasn't in fact lost who he is, like dementia can sometimes do. It's the opposite: it's turned the volume up on who he is - when the disease first took hold of him, he became like a Spitting Image puppet of himself.

Dementia Can, And Will, Affect Us All

Gordon Banks | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Gordon Banks

Dementia has a profound impact on people living with it and their families and, shockingly, is the only one of the top ten leading causes of death we can't prevent, cure or slow down. Society needs to wake up to the scale and urgency of this condition now, before it's too late. That's why me and Sir Geoff Hurst, my dear friend and former team-mate, are fronting the charity's latest campaign and urging the British public to come together and unite against dementia...

Living With Dementia: Grandad's Great Escape

Samantha Walsh | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Imagine all your memories, amassed over a lifetime, handwritten in tiny lettering on a deck of cards, neatly stacked in chronological order. Then imagine someone deftly shuffling this deck: fancy fingerwork as they expertly weave and riffle the cards until there is no order whatsoever.

Emmerdale's Special Dementia Episode Was Groundbreaking

Kathryn Smith | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kathryn Smith

Emmerdale's special episode was ground-breaking. As the episode kicked off, we immediately saw Ashley switching from one place to another as he left hospital. One minute in pyjamas, the next in his day clothes. This captured his own reality and exasperating memory problems and confusion - even viewers on Twitter questioned Emmerdale's continuity - but it was all completely intentional.

The Time Traveller's Daughter

Pam Jarvis | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Jarvis

My mother is a time traveller. But she is not a Time Lord, orchestrating time, selecting her time and location on the TARDIS interface. The klaxons that are sounding in her head are instead fragmenting time, so she becomes subject to its will, marooned in the mid-1930s, looking through an increasingly opaque window onto the present.

A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech
Tim Parry

Having lost my wife's car keys this weekend - I forgot I put them on a café table when we were out shopping - I can testify that forgetfulness is something we are afflicted by throughout life. As anyone who has experienced dementia in a loved one will be quick to tell you, we are not talking about forgetting where our keys are, but rather what keys are for.

Making Memories Matter: How Social Networks Can Bring Light In the Darkness

Scott Rosenberg | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech
Scott Rosenberg

Many social networks are criticised for providing their communities with a news feed filled with angry political rants, tragic breaking news, and hundreds of posts about people struggling with illness or persona turmoil. We've turned this on its head, and developed a feature dedicated to sharing good news about advances in Alzheimer's care.

Missing Teeth and Other Failings

Wendy Jones | Posted 23.01.2017 | 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...

A Letter to My Grandma Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Beth Prescott | Posted 17.08.2016 | 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.

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

PA | By Nina Massey and John von Radowitz, Press Association | Posted 22.07.2016 | 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...

How Snoring Could Be Linked To Memory Loss Later In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory loss and cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study found that people with sleep ...

What Type Of Alzheimer's Did Terry Pratchett Suffer From?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As the world mourns the loss of the genius that was Sir Terry Pratchett, a light is being shone on the type of Alzheimer's disease he suffered from. ...

Suffering Gout Could Make You Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer's

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from gout could be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. Those with a history of the condition, which is...

Sharon Left 'Terrified' After Medical Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has the genes responsible for developing Alzheimer’s disease after undergoing tests. The 62-year-old star says s...

Design for Dementia

Lucy Maddox | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Lucy Maddox

You are stuck in a busy, noisy, unfamiliar building. You are unsure of where you are or even what time of year it is. All the corridors look the same. You find it hard to judge how far away the floor is. You can't remember where the toilets are. You can't remember why you're here. You feel a rising sense of panic as you search for clues to where you are, and even who you are.

This Test Can Tell If You'll Develop Alzheimer's Or Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new test which could determine whether your health is at risk from conditions such as Alzheimer's or cancer, has gone on sale in the UK for £125. ...

This Could Help You To Never Forget A Name Again

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The moment when you forget a work colleague's name even though it's on the tip of your tongue, is just plain awkward. But new technology could stop th...

Still the Only Eight Lessons Needed for the Happiest Life

Chris Ward | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

These lessons were far more important than anything I learnt at school or through work. These are not the lessons of how to become cleverer or earn more money - these are the lessons of how to truly live life to the full.

How To Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The first, and perhaps most well known sign of ...

This Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease before recognisable symptoms appear could be available in two years, say scienti...

Is This An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While it has been widely believed that a loss of smell can be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, there hasn't been conclusive evidence proving...

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...

Alzheimer's: Why Does It Affect Women More Than Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is known to marginally affect women more than men, but a new report from the US reveals that they also bear the biggest burden whe...