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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…
Urgent checks are being made on up to 3,000 foreign doctors after it was revealed a fake psychiatrist was allowed to practice for 22 years with no qualification.Zholia Alemi claimed she had a primary medical qualification when she first registered in the UK in 1995.In reality, her claim to have…
Police have released CCTV photographs of a woman they want to speak to after £10,000 was stolen from a 91-year-old patient with dementia as she lay in her hospital bed.Mary Banks died within four weeks of her purse being stolen at Peterborough City Hospital in September.Her bank card was used…
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…
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a university lecturer. Police were called to the home of Dr Barry Hounsome in Southcroft Road, Gosport, Hampshire, at 5.30pm on Monday. A murder inquiry was launched after the death of the health science lecturer who died of a head…
GPs are being urged to "prescribe movement" to patients with some of the most common conditions.Those with cancer, depression, dementia and type 2 diabetes are among those who should be targeted by healthcare workers including family doctors, health officials said.Patients will be asked about physical activity levels, informed about how…
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…
A care home nurse told a court that she thought a male visitor was joking when he told her: "I just killed my nan." Antony Jennings, 33, killed his 94-year-old grandmother Ruby Wilson by slitting her throat at the dementia unit of her care home in Buckhurst Hill in Essex…
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