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Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia. The university is to join forces with five other institutions from England and Wales to form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Giles Hardingham, association director of the UKDRI at the University of…
HSBC has outlined plans to become a more "dementia-friendly" bank with a range of initiatives. A guide to help customers living with the condition and those who support them is being piloted in 10 HSBC branches, giving tips on keeping track of spending and protecting against fraud. HSBC said it…
A garden filled with plants popular in the 1960s and 1970s to comfort people with dementia will form part of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Tatton Flower Show this summer. Cheshire-based designers Jane Bingham and Penny Hearn are creating a garden filled with features that will help people suffering from…
A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere in the UK to sign up and assess whether an…
Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed the Scottish Government is looking into offering free personal care to under-65s with conditions such as dementia. The wife of late footballer Frank Kopel has spearheaded the campaign calling for the law change in memory of her husband. The former Dundee United and Manchester…
Dizzy spells experienced in middle age when standing up have been linked to an increased risk of dementia. The brief drop in blood pressure that causes the dizziness may result in lasting damage to the brain, scientists believe. A study found that the effect, known as orthostatic hypotension, upped the…
People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis…
Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer’s…
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. Scientists believe an inability to get out of bed may be a symptom rather than a cause of the brain changes that lead to dementia. For this reason, simply reducing the…
Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
Comedian David Baddiel has called for the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people to be given more public attention. The 52-year-old, whose father Colin is housebound and receives 24-hour care, has made a television programme exploring the impact dementia has on close family members of sufferers. He…
Scotland's dementia and geriatric wards have recorded tens of thousands of adverse incidents since 2011. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives under freedom of information laws show there have been 167,041 such incidents in the past six years. In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, adverse events were found to have…