Is There a Way to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Millions of people are affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s every year.  These conditions affect the memory and are mainly suffered by older people. At present, there is no cure, but research is ongoing to find ways of preventing dementia. While most of the risk factors are out of your control, there are some things you

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Dementia Awareness Week 2017 – Let’s Talk

  Dementia Awareness Week 2017 takes place this week (15th – 21st May). This year, the theme of Dementia Awareness Week is ‘Let’s Talk’, and the aim is to reduce the stigma and silence surrounding this common condition. Throughout this week events will be taking place up and down the country to raise awareness and

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Support For Dementia – Where Can I Go?

  Dementia is becoming an increasing concern in the UK, with over 700,000 people living with the condition in England alone. In Wales, the government is launching a scheme to help people reduce their risk of developing the condition through adopting a healthier lifestyle. With more and more people’s lives being affected by dementia, it’s

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

“Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. By the end of this year, there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2025, it is estimated that this figure will have grown

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Dementia Volunteers Boost Research

Last week the National Institute For Health Research reported that there had been a 60% increase in the number of people volunteering for dementia research. According to new figures, nearly 22,000 people volunteered to help further the research into finding a cure for dementia last year. Over the past year, the institute reports that 100

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