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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…
Support for Welsh people newly diagnosed with dementia and their right to individualised care are key recommendations in the latest dementia strategic action plan. Cabinet Secretary for Health in Wales, Vaughan Gething, is launching a public consultation on the Dementia Strategic Action Plan 2017-2022 at Oldwell Court, a specialist day…
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.…
A social enterprise has published a book and related pack specifically designed for Welsh-speaking people with dementia. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers), which is written in Welsh but has English subtitles, is a pack containing a 64-page book, a DVD and postcards in Welsh and has been…
Senior judges have raised concerns about a case in which a 71-year-old grandmother was given a six-month jail term after social services bosses complained she had breached orders made in the Court of Protection. Teresa Kirk, of Brighton, East Sussex, was freed last month after an appeal. Three Court of…
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…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), regulator for the social care workforce in NI, has refreshed their Mobile Learning App ‘The Domiciliary Care Toolkit’. The App has updated content on Dementia Care, Adult Safeguarding and the NISCC Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers. Sean Holland, Chief…