Actress Tanya Franks (EastEnders, Broadchurch, Pulling) shares her family’s experiences of Alzheimer’s disease, how she balances her work with her passion for running, and why she feels a focus on brain health is long overdue.
In the run up to Dementia Action Week (17-23 May 2021), Prof Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, explains why we should act now on brain health, whatever age we are.
Hilary Evans, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, talks to us about taking on a new challenge this spring, following the birth of her second child.
Last year Gill Livingston, professor of psychiatry of older people at UCL, led researchers from around the world on a landmark report on dementia prevention. In this post, Gill discusses her hopes for the nation’s brain health beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are so many sources of information at our fingertips and new stories in the media each week claiming that different activities or foods can either cause or cure dementia. It can be difficult to know what information to pay attention to.
Sometimes it feels like almost everything we do, eat and drink can affect our risk of developing a disease. The list feels endless and sometimes overwhelming. And dementia is no different.
So, we’ve answered the most common questions we get about risk!
Like so many families, Suzi Perry’s has felt the sadness and guilt that dementia causes. That’s why she’s supporting this movement to do all we can protect our brain health.
Looking after your brain is really important and a positive investment for your future health.
Now is a better time than ever to think about our brain health.
We know that if we can understand what increases the risk of developing dementia, governments and individuals can be better informed about how to reduce that risk.