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A host of famous names are uniting in the fight against dementia, which is set to become the biggest killer of the 21st century. Comedian Jo Brand and Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell are among those supporting a campaign by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness about the condition. The charity…
People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research suggests. Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week, a study found. However, researchers found no link…
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…
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