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An additional £100,000 is to be invested by Inverclyde Council to help increase awareness and reduce the stigma of dementia. The Health & Social Care Committee has been updated on the implementation of the local dementia strategy. It aims to improve awareness and support so that people with dementia, their…
Doctors should be cautious when prescribing some anti-depressants and bladder medications which may heighten the risk of developing dementia, researchers have said. A "robust" link was found between certain anticholinergic drugs, used to treat a variety of conditions, and future incidence of the neurological disorder, according to a study published…
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding what causes motor neurone disease and a common form of dementia. Motor neurone disease is a progressive and terminal disease that damages the function of nerves and muscle, while frontotemporal dementia is a form that causes changes in personality and behaviour along with…
The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. A delegation from a number of cities in Japan…
Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital have lost a fight in a specialist court. Bosses at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…
A link between brain injury and dementia has been confirmed by a study of almost three million people. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 24% over a period of 36 years. In absolute terms, 5.3% of participants with…
University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have been held throughout the spring term to encourage staff and students to learn more about…
An ambulance crew went "above and beyond" to allow an elderly husband an emotional reunion with his wife who suffers from dementia. The two ambulance workers, based in Ipswich, Suffolk, were taking the 92-year-old man from his home to a hospice when he told them about his wife. "His only…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses have lost a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his name…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses are embroiled in a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his…
A dozen Alzheimer's drugs that can halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available to patients in three years, a report has revealed. All of the 12 treatments are in late stage Phase III trials, the final hurdle before a new medicine is licensed. If any of them live…
Hospitals should make it easier for carers of dementia patients to stay with their loved one outside of visiting hours, the WI has said. The call from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) comes after its latest report, which concluded that dementia patients are "suffering unnecessarily" while being cared…
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