Dementia with Lewy bodies explained
The recent release of the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ shows that dementia can affect people in many ways. Sometimes more physically than the memory and thinking changes many often associate with dementia. One type that affects people differently is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a condition that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams lived with for many years.
Doctors call for new ways of approaching early changes to memory and thinking
Alzheimer’s Research UK has spearheaded a new review, calling for a fresh focus on how problems with early memory and thinking should be recognised, diagnosed, and treated
‘We waited more than three years for an accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s’
This is our journey to a dementia diagnosis and illustrates why we need more research into quick and accurate diagnoses. It would’ve made such a difference to our lives.
Why is a lumbar puncture used in dementia?
Dr Cath Mummery aims to answer your questions about lumbar punctures, what the procedure involves and why it is used.
When would you want to know you had Alzheimer’s disease?
Would you want to know if you or a loved one had Alzheimer’s – a disease that currently has no treatments to slow, stop or prevent it – before you developed symptoms? This is understandably a frightening and tough question to answer.
When will there be a blood test for Alzheimer’s?
A blood test, however, would be a simple, cost-effective, relatively non-invasive way to give key insights about brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease.
Prime Minister supports revolutionary early diagnosis effort
The Prime Minister announced an aim to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions including dementia.
Getting a genetic test for familial Alzheimer’s disease at 25
When people hear the word Alzheimer’s, many envision an elderly person shut away in the depths of a care home. As a 25-year-old, I was all too aware that young people assume that it’s a natural part of ageing, and nothing for them to worry about yet. But it’s not, it’s a brain disease that strips everything away from the individual – and it doesn’t just affect the elderly.
How can a virtual reality game improve the diagnosis of dementia?
In May last year, when we joined forces with Deutsche Telekom and researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) to launch the citizen science project Sea Hero Quest, we could not have anticipated the sensational response the game would have.
What causes the symptoms of dementia?
If you ask most people about the symptoms of dementia, they’ll likely mention memory loss but not get much further than that. Of course for many people with dementia, memory loss is a hugely important early symptom, but it is far from the whole story.