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There has been a "worrying" increase in the reliance on emergency care for dementia patients nearing the end of their lives, experts have warned. Researchers have called for better support in the community for dementia sufferers after a new study found that patients are increasingly relying on emergency care as…
People aged 40 and over should be advised on how they can take steps to reduce their risk of dementia, experts have said. The benefits of stopping smoking, being physically active, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking less alcohol, "connecting with people" and keeping mentally active should be highlighted…
A new resource to raise awareness about dementia and created by school pupils at Ysgol Pentreuchaf, is to be launched as part of a celebration of the innovative ‘Auntie Glenda’ project. This takes place at Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod next Tuesday, August 8. Dementia is a major…
Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, research led by the University of Stirling has found. The research is the first large population-based study to prove that people with confusion caused by dementia or delirium, have…
A nursing home’s 'dementia champion' has been struck off for verbally abusing a patient with dementia. A Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) hearing in Dundee heard how Marie McLaughlin, screamed abuse at the resident, calling him an “old c***” and a “paedo”. McLaughlin, who while working at Whitecraigs Nursing Home…
A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed. The panel of 24 international experts identified a range of modifiable risk factors they believe to be responsible for around 35% of all instances of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Different risk…
Davina McCall and her parents have spoken together about her father's battle with Alzheimer's disease for the first time ahead of a charity walk. The Long Lost Family presenter, her father Andrew McCall and his wife Gaby will join the Alzheimer's Society for their Memory Walk, a fundraising event taking…
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford…
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