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An American pensioner with dementia was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife and son, according to court documents in the US. Roger Curry was allegedly abandoned in the car park of Hereford bus station on November 7 2015 after travelling from his home in…
David Cameron has called for greater funding for dementia research as he revealed he is to become the president of an Alzheimer's charity. The former prime minister, who stood down after losing the EU referendum, said he was taking the position with Alzheimer's Research UK on Wednesday. Writing in The…
People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and mince pies to prevent them feeling…
Emmerdale fans have praised the show for its sensitive portrayal of dementia in a special episode shown from the perspective of long-running character Ashley Thomas. Former vicar Ashley, played by John Middleton, suffers from stroke-related early onset vascular dementia and fans have watched as his condition gradually worsens. On Tuesday…
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
The Head of Dementia Innovation at a national charity has been honoured with a prestigious award, given in memory of a dementia activist. April Dobson is the 2016 recipient of the Hennell Award for Innovation and Excellence in Dementia Care, which is open to everyone who has attended a course…
A renowned Belgian neuroscientist is to head the new £250 million UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) which will put Britain at the cutting edge of science aimed at combating brain diseases. Professor Bart De Strooper (pictured) has spoken of his hopes for a "paradigm shift" in the way neurodegenerative conditions…
Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, research has shown. Extraordinary results from experiments conducted in the US have revealed a close connection between brain waves and a clinical hallmark of the condition.…
Dementia-preventing drugs similar to statins may be the long-term solution to Alzheimer's, a leading expert has suggested. Just as statins reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, they would prevent the build up of toxic deposits of protein fragments in the brain. And like statins, they would be taken by patients…
A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon, led an event organised by the Dementia Centre, HammondCare and hosted…
An immunotherapy drug hailed as a potential game changer in the treatment of Alzheimer's has missed its targets in a large-scale clinical trial. The antibody treatment, solanezumab, failed to achieve significant slowing of memory loss and mental decline caused by the disease. As a result, manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales' has been developed in partnership by the…
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