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Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptoms of dementia. This is despite more than 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, with someone developing symptoms every three minutes.…
An 84-year-old man who killed his dementia-suffering wife with an iron pole in an "act of mercy" has walked free from court.Lawrence Franks was unable to cope with the worsening condition of wife Patricia, 86, but did not want to go against her wishes of not being placed in a…
Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. In a study led by the University of Exeter, most people with dementia had one or more additional chronic…
A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested.If confirmed in larger studies, the scan - which predicts cognitive decline 10 years before symptoms appear - could become part of routine screening for people at risk of developing…
Dame Barbara Windsor has appeared on video for the first time to speak publicly about dementia - as her husband said that "there is still so much of her there" despite her illness.With her trademark twinkle in her eye, the ex-Carry On and EastEnders' star, 81, is filmed in her…
Half of women will develop dementia, Parkinson's disease or have a stroke in their lifetime, new research suggests. About a third of men aged 45 and one in two women of the same age are likely to go on to be diagnosed with one of the conditions, according to a…
A website has been launched to trigger memories in people suffering from dementia. BBC Music Memories follows research showing how music benefits those with the condition. The new site, for use on a PC, tablet or smartphone, is designed to help people "reconnect with the music they have loved". It…
Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has lent her voice to a new campaign in the battle to defeat dementia. Known for the murderous matriarch Cersei Lannister in the award-winning series, Headey has done a voice over for an advert - see below - by the charity Alzheimer's Research UK.…
Air pollution may be linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, research suggests. A London-based study, published in journal BMJ Open, found an association between the neurodegenerative condition and exposure to nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particles known as PM2.5. Alzheimer's Research UK described it is a "growing area of…
Older hospital patients with dementia may be "suffering in silence" because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a new study suggests. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London set out to investigate the link between pain and delirium among people…
A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out. The University of Exeter is leading a programme to train carers in goal-orientated cognitive rehabilitation. It entails practitioners working with people with dementia and their…
A pioneering workshop to educate university students on dementia awareness has been successful in changing misconceptions. The Dementia Detectives workshop was created by Dr Sahdia Parveen from the University of Bradford and was initially developed as an awareness initiative for secondary school students aged 14 to 16 years. The hour-long…
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