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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.
Bringing magic moments to people living with dementia
How design and neurological research are being combined to create 'magic table' games that break through passivity and bring moments of happiness to people living with dementia.
How care can cut drugs for people with dementia
Dementia-friendly care, technology and simple home changes can cut drug prescriptions and improve the quality of life for dementia patients, carers and their families.
“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.
Alzheimer's and dementia are not inevitable
This World Alzheimer’s Day, over 46 million people around the globe are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
Are you worried about dementia?
No one has to face dementia alone. Here are four things to consider if you’re concerned.
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.
Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer
Currently, we cannot prevent, cure or even slow down dementia. However, a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce the risk of developing the disease, such as regular exercise, a balanced diet and avoiding smoking.
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.
Controlling dementia risk: what’s good for the heart is good for the brain
New understanding of dementia means we can take preventive steps both as individuals and as a society to tackle a condition that affects more than 800,000.*
What is the right level of support following dementia diagnosis?
With growing numbers being diagnosed with dementia, it's more important than ever to ensure people can easily access support which will help them to live their life with dignity and to the fullest.
Greater support for dementia carers is critical
Pressures on the health and social care systems are having a negative effect on family carers, and their physical and mental health.
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.
Who cares for the carers?
6.5 million people in the UK are currently caring, unpaid, for an older, disabled or ill relative or friend; 700,000 of whom are caring for someone with 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.
Big data and big money start to turn the tide in dementia research
Technology and major new initiatives are forging fresh paths for dementia research. What’s new and when can we expect it?
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.
Dementia: the symptoms that everyone should recognise
Question: How many types of dementia are there? Answer: There are over 100 different causes of dementia but four main types — and early diagnosis is crucial for quality of life.
Greater awareness could help overturn the belief that dementia is inevitable
Seven out of ten people still believe that dementia is caused by ageing. More education is vital if they are to realise it is caused by diseases that research can tackle.
Alzheimer’s Research UK case study: Adam's story
Adam was 25 when his mum, June, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at just 51. This is Adam's story.
Arlene Phillips: My experiences in dealing with dementia
Question: Do people know how to deal with dementia? Answer: No, and it's crucial we understand the big picture says Arlene Phillips, whose father lived with dementia for 10 years.
The global impact of dementia
Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Today, over 46 million people live with dementia worldwide, a number expected to increase to more than 131 million by 2050.
Dementia research is moving in the right direction
Research into dementia treatment is moving in the right direction - and there is now a new way for ordinary people to get involved.
The role of nutrition in Alzheimer’s disease dementia
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease dementia, there is an increasing level of evidence about the role of nutrition in the management of this wide-spread age-related disease.
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.
Admiral Nursing DIRECT’s frequently asked questions
At Admiral Nursing DIRECT’s we get asked a lot of questions about dementia so here some of the most commonly asked which can be very helpful when faced with a loved one with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Research UK case study: Grace’s story
"Both of my nan’s have been affected by dementia. My dad’s mum sadly died with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago." Read on to hear Grace's full story.
Dementia: Don't suffer in silence
Huge strides have been made in dementia research and care of late, so it's important that those affected by the condition reach out for support.
Nutrition and dementia: Lucia's story
Losing her mother to Ovarian Cancer in 2005 and caring for a father suffering with Dementia - This is Lucia's story.
Living with dementia: Taking care of Dad
Charlotte Tyler talks about her dad living with dementia and the struggles her family have encountered.
Recognising and treating pain in people with dementia
Pain is common in people with dementia, but it often goes unrecognised and untreated because people don’t always identify the problem.
How can a timely diagnosis help dementia care?
Campaigners say a timely diagnosis of dementia can increase the rate at which services and support can help people with the illness.
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.
Treating dementia: A plan in action
The global response to dementia is undoubtedly one of the defining healthcare issues of our time, and one that has sparked action to tackle the illness head on.
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