How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone? An international team of scientists has examined the issue and developed a simple and cost-effective test. [Read more…] about How to detect the warning signs of dementia using a mobile phone
Heathrow’s ambition to deliver excellent passenger service has taken one step further as it announces its commitment to becoming the world’s first dementia friendly airport.
Everybody hope to enjoy a relaxing Christmas with close people. However, the hustle and bustle of getting the whole family together can be challenging and many carers feel anxious in the run up to Christmas Day, especially when some of their relatives have Alzheimer’s disease.
Read the Dementia UK 5 key tips to enjoy the day!
World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Through his pictures, Tony Luciani questions the stereotypes about ageing. Thanks to these black and white photos crossing humour and deep sense, his model (his mother suffering from dementia) and him are giving a different point of view of ageing and life with illness.
A 85-years-old woman living with dementia has learnt to play the violin and has taken part in her first live concert with a local community group.
TIME Magazine has selected the impact on dementia of a brain training exercise – developed and tested with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – as one of the 100 New Scientific Discoveries of 2016. That exercise is commercially available only in the BrainHQ brain training platform.
A recent study suggested that natural disasters might lead to higher risks of contracting dementia. It was based on the example of Iwanuma, which was among the Japanese cities most badly affected by the tsunami of 2011, which killed 20 000 people. [Read more…] about Could natural disasters lead to dementia?
In Netherlands, Hogeweyk village is a special retirement home hosting patients with Alzheimer suffering from advanced dementia. This retirement home with an innovative concept, offers its residents a different living environment far away from usual staff in uniform and medical monitoring. The idea is to recreate a familiar lifestyle, as patients are allowed to move freely at their discretion. Indeed residents can walk, have a cup of tea, do their shopping, attend workshops …