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Dementia isn’t a ‘normal part of ageing'
This World Alzheimer’s Day, over half a million people in the UK are living with the disease. With continued support, research can transform lives.
Caring for people with dementia, alongside your own illness or immediate family
As the number of people with dementia grows in our society, so do the demands on those who are informal carers.
Why dementia is a global crisis
In the three seconds it takes you to read this sentence, another person will have developed dementia worldwide.
Business benefits of becoming dementia-friendly
There are now 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and someone develops it every three minutes. It will affect everyone in every sector and every industry, from customers to staff.
Why is dementia so sexist?
Dementia is sexist. This devastating condition disproportionately affects more women than men, with women with dementia outnumbering men two to one.
Alzheimer’s can be beaten through research
This year is the fiftieth anniversary of a crucial milestone in dementia research. In 1968, a team of researchers showed that Alzheimer’s disease was the major cause of dementia.
Next generation sequencing: how technology is accelerating Alzheimer's disease research
Researching a complex disease like Alzheimer’s is not a simple undertaking. However work being done in laboratories equipped with revolutionary technology may have a major impact on how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed and how it may be treated in the future.
Alzheimer’s research: It’s not all doom and gloom
Following more than a decade of no real progress in finding effective treatments, the need for continued research into Alzheimer’s disease is more critical than ever.
Early diagnosis is key for tackling Alzheimer’s
Could successful dementia treatment be a matter of timing?
Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia
Lack of awareness remains the biggest issue facing the global dementia community. The WHO’s Global Plan was a watershed moment in dementia advocacy, but must be followed by longer-term change.
Care is as vital as a cure
With no current cure, we must continue researching ways to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers too.
Research is powering progress for people with dementia
This year is the fiftieth anniversary of a crucial milestone in dementia research. In 1968 a team of researchers showed that Alzheimer’s disease was the major cause of dementia.
Research in Pakistan finds more support is needed for people with dementia
A new study of people living with dementia in Pakistan found there were low levels of awareness of the condition and its symptoms, which is affecting the wellbeing of both patients and their carers.
Why businesses should be dementia friendly
Businesses that can support customers living with dementia will see improved customer satisfaction and better conversations with people.
How to reconnect as a family when living with dementia
Feelings of hopelessness, confusion and loneliness are commonplace not just in a person diagnosed with dementia, but also for relatives, close friends and partners as the disease unfolds.
How a care home relieved the anguish of dementia
Richard Burt was determined to care for his mum when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But, when it became clear she wasn’t safe living by herself, he was relieved to find a cheerful, quality care home to ease the burden.
Should you be thinking differently about dementia?
Most of us know someone who has been affected by dementia. Until there is a cure, we need ways of living better with this condition.
We must protect the health and wellbeing of carers
Caring for a loved one with dementia often means carers put their own health needs to the back of the queue. It’s time to make sure carers and those they support are healthy and connected.
Dementia: how to reduce your risk
While dementia is, to a large extent, determined by genetics, it’s well recognised that positive lifestyle changes can have a significant impact on reducing the risk of developing it later in life.
How can society help people with dementia?
Keith Oliver lives with dementia. He shares his thoughts on what actions society must take to become more dementia-friendly.
David Baddiel thinks small actions will create big change for dementia
“Sorry, does my dad have a disease, or have you just met him?” I said to the neurologist when he first told me a list of my dad’s symptoms and diagnosed Pick's disease, a rare type of dementia.
The only way we will beat dementia is by uniting in action
It’s time to face some brutal facts; dementia is the biggest killer in the UK. You or someone you know will be affected by it – yet far too many face dementia alone, without adequate support.
Pixie Lott: how young people can help in dementia
"My family's experience showed me the happiness that young people can bring into the lives of people with dementia", by singer Pixie Lott, Ambassador for Alzheimer's Research UK
Why you should join an Alzheimer's clinical trial
The UK is playing a leading role in global efforts to tackle dementia. By taking part in a clinical trial you could help researchers find a new treatment.
“Love them the way you always have”
Carey Mulligan speaks about her grandmother, Nans, who lived with Alzheimer's for half the time Carey knew her.
Prevention and earlier diagnosis of dementia could save government money
The global cost of dementia will make it a trillion dollar disease in 2018, and already exceeds the market value the world’s largest companies including Google, Exxon and Apple.
Stigmas facing women with dementia around the world
Research shows that women not only face a greater prevalence of the condition, but also shoulder the majority of care and face the greatest stigma.
The urgent need for Alzheimer’s biomarkers
There is an urgent need to identify biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s at the prodromal stage when future disease modifying treatments might be more efficacious.
Michael Parkinson: Good dementia care should never be a gamble
Since my mother, Freda Rose, was diagnosed and sadly passed away with dementia, the plight of those affected has become prominent in my mind.
A global plan for dementia
Over 47 million people are living with dementia in 2016 and this number is expected to almost triple by 2050. A Draft Global Action Plan on Dementia being developed by the WHO has the potential to spearhead dementia care globally.
Harnessing the potential of dementia-modifying drugs
Investing in the uptake of novel drugs that delay the onset of dementia, or slow down its progression, could reduce the social and economic impact of dementia.
Getting it right for dementia
What is the first word that you think of when you hear the word ‘dementia’? ‘Old’, ‘forgetful’, ‘senile’? These stereotypes reflect how society views dementia and just how much fear and misunderstanding is still associated with it.
Assistive technology for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
Technology can help people to manage the condition, establish a routine, and improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s, and their caregivers.
No one should have to care alone
It’s a big role looking after somebody with dementia and it can be extremely daunting and lonely without the right support. No one should have to care alone.
Dementia - everybody's problem
At the moment, there are an estimated 850,000 people in the UK
living with dementia
. To some, it may seem extraordinary that we have to estimate - that we don't have accurate figures of everyone suffering from a condition which can have such a profound impact on family as well as sufferers.
Dementia: a crisis we can’t ignore
Despite diagnosis rates increasing, there are still a third of people who remain undiagnosed and don’t get the initial support and care they need.
What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
Although less well known than Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is not a rare disorder.
Collaborating to speed up dementia research
The Dementia Consortium brings different expert groups in dementia research together with the same goal: to find new treatments to slow down the progression of dementia.
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