I may work in an office, but thanks to events like the Alzheimer’s Show I do get the chance to meet amazing people – the scientists who are committed to finding the answers, and most importantly, the people we are working for.
Music can often be the key. It can reach into the very soul and unlock the door that dementia has pulled shut for some. The person can come out of themselves, raising self-esteem and improving quality of life. The joy and release music can sometimes give is immeasurable.
Dementia is something which has in all sorts of ways skewed our sense of priorities as a society and warped our vision not only of what is morally right but of what is financially sensible.
It is imperative we come together and raise awareness of this horrid disease. It’s not just affecting Americans, it’s a global issue and it must be tackled now by investing more money into research.
It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once!
Dr Matthew Norton, Head of Policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK talks about the cross-charity and parliamentary work on tackling the stigma of dementia
Dr Trisha Macnair blogs about her patients and how physical stimulation and exercise can help, but sometimes in small doses.
Chris Carling blogs about her Mum and Dad’s enduring love story on Valentine’s Day.