Get ready for Elf Day

Why not start the festive celebrations early and let the Christmas spirit take over on 3 December by unleashing your inner elf and raising vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society? Whether you don some essential pointy ears and bells, sparkle head-to-toe or dust off your favourite and most colourful Christmas jumper, […]

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Common antidepressant should no longer be used to treat people with dementia

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh: I must admit, I was taken aback to discover my late mother was still taking anti-depressants during her years with advanced dementia. I was pretty much convinced that years of anti-depressants had caused her the problem in the first. Now, the University of Exeter has published some […]

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Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

Atthapon Raksthapu/ Ruth Itzhaki, University of Manchester More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the strongest evidence […]

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Did you know that dementia is fatal?

My mother, 89, died in May from advanced dementia and diabetes mellitus, two diseases with often fatal outcomes of which people seem unaware. Yet, new research has revealed that 38% of the UK population are most concerned about developing dementia in the future. The recent YouGov survey, commissioned by award […]

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