Dementia

Essential reading… “DEMENTIA- The One Stop Guide”

Professor June Andrews has a well earned reputation for her work in the fields of social care and dementia. As Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre based at the University of Stirling, she has done much to raise awareness and improve understanding of the difficulties faced by those dealing with dementia, and in Dementia-(…)

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A protein triggered by the cold could lead the way towards new drug treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s

A scientific study published in Nature Today (14/01/15) has found that protein released during hypothermia can affect the progression of neurodegenerative disease in mice by sparing neurons from death and preserving the connections between them. The discovery has important implications for research into brain disease and could potentially point the way towards long overdue new(…)

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Christmas and Alzheimer’s / Dementia

  Christmas brings its own unique challenges to any family where a loved one has Alzheimer’s or one of the many other forms of dementia. But with a little planning and some careful adjustments to everyone’s expectations, extra pressures can be reduced so the festivities remain a fulfilling time for all, generating lots of happy(…)

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How to fund residential care?

How to pay for care is a major cause of concern for many families facing an uncertain future when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or one of the other form of dementia. Help towards funding for residential care may be available, but it is means tested and the qualifying criteria can be complex.(…)

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“Brain-age test” – a waste of time?

The announcement by Public Health England that it is launching a tool to calculate a person’s “brain age” to help indicate the likelihood of developing dementia later in life is being treated with a large degree of caution and scepticism by many within the medical world. Writing for The Times, Dr Mark Porter shares his(…)

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