Dementia

local council supports dementia scheme

Apr 29, 2018 | | Say something

A new initiative that provides support to people living with dementia by educating members of the public about the condition is being hailed by Norfolk County Council. The local authority is planning to hold several sessions as part of dementia Friends, which helps people to gain a better understanding of the disease, news reports Lynn. […more]

Oxfordshire village, aims to be dementia-use

Apr 28, 2018 | | Say something

A Oxfordshire village hopes to become dementia to use by starting a monthly group for people with the disease and their caregivers. According to the Banbury Guardian, the village of Bodicote south of Banbury is benefiting from the work of a new group that aims to raise awareness about dementia and how to treat people […more]

New children’s book helps children understand dementia

Mar 12, 2018 | | Say something

A new children’s book hopes to help children better understand dementia. ‘Lovely Old Lion’, written by Julia Jarman, tells the story of a young lion who has to deal with the fact that his grandfather Lion King is increasingly forgetful. Lion King begins forget the rules of the games and names, and no longer wants […more]

What hurts the heart can also hurt your brain

Feb 11, 2018 | | Say something

If you thought habits of alcohol and smoking were only affecting your heart, think again. A new study shows that things that increase cardiovascular risk could also damage the brain. Which means, habits such as drinking, smoking, obesity and diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Vascular risk factors damage the brain and […more]

Playing a musical instrument ‘could reduce dementia risk’

Dec 23, 2017 | | Say something

play a musical instrument may help reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Researchers studied a group of twins found that those who were able to make music had a one-third lower risk of developing the disease, reports The Telegraph. According to those conducting the study, the research has been conducted on […more]

Newcastle new pilot scheme to help patients with dementia remain active

Oct 29, 2017 | | Say something

A new scheme has been launched in Newcastle and Durham to help people dementia remain active through hobbies and exercise. In order to keep patients busy and to nullify the stigma diagnosed individuals can not continue to enjoy hobbies, games for the brain has been established. The service, which is being tested in Newcastle and […more]

Bradford leads an innovative project in the battle against dementia

Oct 24, 2017 | | Say something

Bradford council has announced that it has joined forces with two of the top three UK universities and a variety of other organizations, to develop a study on dementia. In what is being termed as the most comprehensive study of its kind by a local authority, the investigation of 19 months will bring together academics, […more]

New initiative launched to attract study volunteers dementia

Jul 27, 2017 | | Say something

A new initiative has been launched to match researchers with members of public who are willing to participate in studies of dementia. Participate in dementia research is a national telephone and online service that allows people with and without dementia register their interest in studies. Its goal is to accelerate the pace of research into […more]

Government funding received by experts dementia dementia

Jul 25, 2017 | | Say something

dementia expert Professor Alistair Burns NHS England, has welcomed the Prime Minister promise to fund research disease. Announcing the next phase of ‘challenge on dementia’ program, Cameron promised £ 300 million investment in dementia research in the next parliament, a new global fund on dementia, and training one million NHS staff to cope with the […more]