Alzheimer’s

What is it like to live with dementia?

Giving carers a taste of what it’s like to live with this devastating condition is the name of the game for a mobile unit touring the country this year. The ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’ is aimed at improving care standards by providing carers, both professionals and family members alike, with an insight into the disorientating world(…)

More

“Landmark” framework for dementia care training launched

This week a new framework for the training of care workers has been launched with the aim of improving the quality of care available for patients with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.Reporting for The Nursing Times, Nicola Merrifield explains….Developed by national workforce body Health Education England, and training development organisation Skills for Health, the(…)

More

Why noticing your memory problems is a good thing

Noticing that you’ve forgotten something, sometimes called ‘a senior moment’ can be frustrating, but new research suggests the fact that you’re aware of your forgetfulness may be a good thing. A US study has found that older adults who go on to develop dementia may begin to lose their awareness of memory problems up to 3(…)

More