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Dementia deaths set to quadruple

Dementia deaths set to quadruple

The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, saw experts analyse mortality statistics for […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for those who have the condition. Gary Weir, 54, has been a resident of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham for five years after falling victim to a form of dementia […]

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia diaries improve confidence for those living with dementia

Dementia diaries improve confidence for those living with dementia

Recording regular audio diaries can improve the confidence of those living with dementia and help to reduce stigma attached to the condition, according to researchers at Leeds Beckett. The Leeds Beckett team evaluated ‘Dementia Diaries’, a project which documents the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia as a series of audio diaries, with the […]

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

A dream will come true for ‘Songaminute Man’ Teddy Mac with the release of his first ever single, which will raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.   The 80-year-old former Butlin’s Redcoat, who has dementia, is heading for the music charts after being signed up by the prestigious Decca Records label.   Teddy ‘Mac’ McDermott shot […]

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
York care home residents get quicker access to dementia support

York care home residents get quicker access to dementia support

Residents in York care homes could get quicker access to support dementia services thanks to a new trial to improve diagnosis rates. City of York Council has teamed up with the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (VoYCCG) and Dementia Forward*, to trial a new scheme to provide support and education for care home staff […]

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s drug research looks promising

Alzheimer’s drug research looks promising

New research has shown a drug can remove the Alzheimer’s disease hallmark amyloid protein from the brains of people in the early stages of the disease. The research is published today (Wednesday 31 August) in the journal Nature. The drug, called aducanumab, is a type of therapy called an antibody, designed to target the amyloid […]

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions–Alzheimer’s Society comments New research claims that calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease (a group of disorders that affect blood flow in the brain). The […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia screening breakthrough welcomed

Dementia screening breakthrough welcomed

A SUNDERLAND charity has welcomed a new screening technique that could transform dementia diagnosis.   Age UK Sunderland, which delivers the Essence Service – designed to offer support specifically for people recently diagnosed with dementia and those who look after them – believes that the development of a new test that could spot dementia years […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glimmers of hope for dementia drug trials

Glimmers of hope for dementia drug trials

Research presented today has shown that the drug LMTX may slow down brain shrinkage in some people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease by up to a third. This research was shared at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016. It also improved cognition and the ability of some people with Alzheimer’s to carry out their […]

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Genetic test could predict people at higher risk of memory issues

Genetic test could predict people at higher risk of memory issues

New research shows that a genetic ‘risk score’ may detect people at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear according to a study published today (Wednesday 6 July) in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers calculated a ‘risk score’ based on whether or not a person […]

July 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bramley Health introduces new neuro service at Langford Centre

Bramley Health introduces new neuro service at Langford Centre

Bramley Health is opening a new neuropsychiatry service at the Langford Centre in Bexhill-on-Sea.   The specialist 16-bedded Windsor will provide care and treatment for men with conditions affecting both cognition and behaviour including dementia and traumatic or acquired brain injury.   Service users, from across the South East, will receive high levels of both […]

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

BBC launch new online tools to help people living with dementia as part of special season

The BBC is launching a range of new online tools to mark Dementia Awareness weeks around the UK.   The tools – ‘RemArc’ and ‘Your Memories’ – have been developed by the BBC to help trigger conversations and memories amongst those living with dementia.  They will continue to be accessible to audiences, including those living […]

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Remembering the music for Dementia Awareness Week

Remembering the music for Dementia Awareness Week

Much loved music from the past will help stir memories and the imagination for more than 360 care home residents thanks to an iPod Amnesty event being staged by Morris Care as part of their unique approach to caring for those living with dementia. The leading care provider is launching an appeal with all its […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
NHS providing second-class service to many with dementia living in care homes

NHS providing second-class service to many with dementia living in care homes

The NHS is providing a second-class service to many of the 280,000 people with dementia who live in care homes in England. An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has uncovered that almost half* of care home managers feel the NHS isn’t providing residents with dementia adequate and timely access to vital services like physiotherapy, continence and mental […]

May 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lowering toxic by-products in fruit flies gives new insight into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Lowering toxic by-products in fruit flies gives new insight into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Research published today, Monday 25 April, in PNAS, could offer new insights into the causes of neurodegeneration seen in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by researchers at the University of Leicester, looked at ways to lower levels of toxic by-products in the nervous system of fruit flies. The fruit flies had been genetically […]

April 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
MPs warn that people with dementia are receiving substandard care

MPs warn that people with dementia are receiving substandard care

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia is calling on Government and health and social care watchdogs to urgently join up care for people with dementia and comorbidities. As they state, managing multiple long-term conditions is this century’s number one challenge for the health and social care system. 70% of people with dementia are […]

April 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Number of cases of dementia in the UK falls over two decades

Number of cases of dementia in the UK falls over two decades

The UK has seen a 20% fall in the incidence of dementia over the past two decades, according to new research published today (Tuesday 19 April) by the University of Cambridge in Nature Communications. The study suggests that the change has been seen mainly in men, but there are still approximately 210,000 new cases of […]

April 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s update as new research finds lost memories can be retrieved in mice

Alzheimer’s update as new research finds lost memories can be retrieved in mice

Published research, shows that in mice “lost” memories can be retrieved when given the right stimulation. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, people often struggle with memories of personal experiences and events, known as episodic memory. However, it is unclear whether storing new episodic memories is the problem, or if the memories are made […]

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