This Unprecedented Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow The Disease By 80 Per Cent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Alzheimer’s research has had a breakthrough in possible treatment after new drug trials show positive results in slowing the disease. The clinical ...

Is Turmeric Just Another Stupid Wellness Trend?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Anyone who has ever made a curry will know that turmeric is that annoying yellow powder that stains your fingers and clothes. What you might not know is that it grows as root and is related to ginger - in fact, it looks like bright yellow ginger. Like I said, it's big in India.

A Walk Through Dementia

Tim Parry | Posted 02.06.2016 | 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.

I'm Cautiously Optimistic a Treatment Which Could Slow Alzheimer's Disease Is Not Far From Discovery

Mahmoud Bukar-Maina | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mahmoud Bukar-Maina

As a scientist, I cannot express how exciting it is to think about a problem in the laboratory, design experiments, and seek and find answers to these problems, in ways that are relevant to finding an end to the tyranny of diseases like Alzheimer's. This, to me, is the most rewarding gift for one's passion in science.

Dementia Is Not a Death Sentence

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Jeremy Hughes

Great progress has been made on dementia, but that these misunderstandings still put people off addressing their fears shows that we have a long way to go. Now is the time for all of us to tackle dementia by confronting it head on - in Dementia Awareness Week, and beyond it.

A Dementia Awareness Week Challenge - Find The Real Story of Living With Dementia

Beth Britton | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

The dates of Dementia Awareness Week always have a massive circle around them on my calendar. Whilst I passionately believe that it's important to raise awareness all year round, there is no doubt that a week of concentrated action definitely helps to put dementia higher up the agenda.

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

Scott Rosenberg | Posted 04.05.2016 | 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.

I Care for Someone with Alzheimer's - But Who Cares for People Like Me?

Chris King | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Chris King

Being a carer does not come naturally to me. My mum's inability to perform theoretically simple tasks often frustrates me. Every time I find myself getting annoyed, or expressing my irritation, I feel enormously guilty. I know that none of this is her fault, but the bitterness rises in me every time I go home.

Staying Mentally Active 'Unlikely To Protect Most Against Alzheimer's'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It has long been believed that keeping the brain mentally active, through crossword puzzles and adult learning, can protect against Alzheimer's diseas...

One of My Clients Died Today

Helen McEntire | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen McEntire

On the day he died I went to see him. His wife and I stood either side of the bed holding hands over him and reminiscing about some of the holidays we'd had together. He took two breaths and then became very still. It was extremely peaceful. Somehow it wasn't sad... it was right for him to go.

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 ...