Dementia Awareness Week

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.

Living With Dementia: Four Myths That Need To Be Challenged

Peter Dowds | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Peter Dowds

According to The Alzheimer's Society, there are currently 850,000 people in the UK with some form of dementia. It's estimated that 1 in 3 people will ...

Together We Can Make London The World's Most Dementia-Friendly Capital

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

London should be a city where everyone is supported and no one is stigmatised because of their health condition. We can all do our bit to learn how to implement the small changes that make a big difference to the life of someone with dementia.

Dementia Is Not a Death Sentence

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 21.05.2017 | 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 20.05.2017 | 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.

Look at the Future, But Let's Not Forget the Individual

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

It is no secret that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to providing care for those living with dementia, as there are many different types and every individual is unique. But what is becoming clear is the need for care providers to prepare their services for the future.

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.

Powerful Ad Shows Just How Isolating Dementia Can Be

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia is an isolating illness, and can be increasingly distressing for patients and loved ones when connections begin to break down. To highligh...

Dementia Awareness Week

Hannah Gal | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Like so many sufferers, Joan and Gracie are both under 24-hour care after endangering their lives and putting their families through agonizing worry. From leaving taps running and stove fire burning to wandering to the shops wearing pyjamas and sitting at the bus stop at midnight waiting hours on end for the bus.

How Red Meat 'Increases Alzheimer’s Risk'… But The Smell Of Fish n Chips Helps Treat It

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People who have a diet high in saturated fats and eat large amounts of the biggest offenders (such as red meat and full-fat butter) could be increasin...

Carey Mulligan: “My Personal Struggle With Alzheimer’s Disease”

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British actress Carey Mulligan has spoken out about the traumatic effects of Alzheimer’s disease on her life and is appealing for more awareness abo...

Two Thirds Of People 'Worried About Developing Dementia'

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

Nearly two-thirds of people are worried about developing dementia, a poll has found. The survey, released to mark Dementia Awareness Week, found th...