Seventy per cent of all people living in care homes today will have dementia. With the number of people living with this devastating condition expected to rise, it’s no wonder there are fears for how the care sector will cope.
Although the US and UK health systems are inherently different, this review of the American system is a reminder of the need within our own health system to prepare for new treatments.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has joined the UK Health Forum to look for ways of reducing the risk of dementia through different lifestyle factors.
I completed an Open University module in Dementia Care this year and I decided to face the condition head on. I am based in Exeter and on a personal mission to raise dementia awareness in any and every way I can.
This week has seen several reports in the news about concussion in sport and dementia. Dr Laura Phipps looks at the scientific evidence behind the risks.
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.
Helen’s mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 15 years ago, and as her dad has now received a diagnosis of vascular dementia, she has seen very different effects taking hold.
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.