How COVID-19 has changed our attitudes to dementia
Our collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has not only shaped the nations health but also our attitudes towards it, including dementia. This World Alzheimer’s Day, we’ve launched Wave 2 of our Dementia Attitudes Monitor. Find out how the UK’s perceptions of dementia are changing and where we still need to work harder.
It’s time to change the conversation
To accelerate progress towards life-changing treatments, we must also change the conversation about dementia.
Shining a light on the UK’s attitudes towards dementia and research
Today we’re launching our Dementia Attitudes Monitor Report – an in-depth analysis of the UK’s attitudes towards dementia and research.
Dementia and employment: I’ve still got so much to give
Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA).
Why dementia doesn’t believe in gender parity
While we have known about the disproportionately high impact of dementia on women for some time, we’re not entirely clear of the reasoning behind these differences.
What dementia means for ethnic minorities in the UK
There are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 15,000 of whom come from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
A Walk Through Dementia
While our scientists have a battle on their hands finding new ways to fight the disease processes behind dementia, there’s another battle to win in moving the collective public understanding of dementia out of the dark ages.
The future of dementia is orange
So our way of thinking differently about communicating dementia is to try to reduce a complex area down to a simple visual metaphor.
Questions children ask about dementia and how to answer them
Dementia isn’t a condition that just affects an individual, its impact is felt through whole families and across generations.
Dementia Explained – providing dementia information to children
This week Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a brand new website, ‘Dementia Explained’, designed to help children better understand dementia.