Dr Cath Mummery aims to answer your questions about lumbar punctures, what the procedure involves and why it is used.
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).
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.
We know that there are many factors that contribute to dementia risk. There is no surefire way to prevent dementia. Limiting alcohol consumption may be one way to reduce risk but people can develop the condition regardless of alcohol use.
You may have seen stories in the media that a nutritional drink can slow down Alzheimer’s disease by reducing brain shrinkage and improving memory, but what is this drink and what is the science behind these claims?
Dementia affects many of us, with devastating effects on individuals, families and friends. While we currently lack effective treatments to prevent the condition, new research is constantly advancing and changing our understanding of the diseases which lead to it.
We examine the evidence for Coconut Oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, and look at the science behind the anecdotal claims.
While there are no treatments that can stop the spread of a disease like Alzheimer’s through the brain, there are at least some drugs that can help with the symptoms.
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.