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A Holocaust survivor who wants to leave a care facility and has complained of ''feeling like a prisoner again in the German concentration camp" is set to be allowed to return home on a trial basis. The woman, who is in her 90s and has dementia, is at the centre…
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…
Cruel care workers who tormented dementia patients by torturing their "comfort doll" burst into tears as they were jailed. Shauna Higgin, 20, and Victoria Johnson, 23, shared video clips and photos of them "harming" the dolls, used as a therapeutic tool by elderly residents who become attached to the dolls…
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…
Dementia patients are receiving "harrowing" examples of poor care in their own homes, with many being left in dirty clothes for days, going without food or water and forced to sleep in soiled sheets, a charity has warned. Sufferers are being let down by the very people who are supposed…
An Alzheimer's disease sufferer's last year alive was living hell due to inadequate training for care staff, his daughter has said. Linda Jackson, 63, said she struggled to get good quality homecare for her father Ken Richard before he died in 2014 aged 87. She said her father, a dock…
Carers who repeatedly miss appointments with dementia sufferers have been claiming their patients did not remember them visiting, MPs have heard. Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan, a former A&E doctor, added family members of patients have started hiding in their cars in order to prove to council officials that a carer has…
Stephen Fry has lent his voice to a campaign that explores a Christmas without Santa, who has "forgotten" the festive season due to the effects of dementia. The campaign, called Santa Forgot, has been launched by Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) and created by Wallace and Gromit makers, Aardman Animations. The…
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease has become the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time, new figures show. An ageing population and better diagnosis of the condition has led to dementia and Alzheimer's knocking ischaemic heart disease from the top spot, statisticians said. Of the 529,655…
Ten-minute slots for GP appointments could be hampering the number of patients diagnosed with dementia, experts have said. Researchers said that clinicians have difficulty properly assessing patients with memory problems in just 10 minutes. Meanwhile complex criteria which need to be met before a family doctor can refer a patient…
A 71-year-old grandmother given a six-month jail term after social services bosses complained that she had breached orders made in the Court of Protection is to be freed after mounting an appeal. Teresa Kirk had complained that a Court of Protection judge's decision to jail her was disproportionate. Three Court…