Frontotemporal dementia and COVID-19 – insights from the hospital
Kayleigh Watts, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has worked with people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. She reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on those with FTD, in a piece originally written for the Psychologist Magazine.
Why the care sector must act now to defeat dementia
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.
US study highlights potential challenges for future dementia treatments
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.
This year, we’re facing the prospect of being one short for Christmas dinner.
Reducing the risk of dementia: A new, but growing, evidence base
Alzheimer’s Research UK has joined the UK Health Forum to look for ways of reducing the risk of dementia through different lifestyle factors.
The nurses who battle dementia
They all said – “That Alzheimer’s Research UK will find a cure.”
Empowering my community
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.
In the news: Sports, head injury and dementia
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.
From heart-break to heart-warming
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.