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A quarter of people diagnosed with dementia hide the fact for fear of being stigmatised, according to a new report. The Medical Research Council (MRC), which commissioned the joint report by think-tank International Longevity Centre UK, said the social stigma was hampering diagnosis, care and research. Charities estimate their will…
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 million project will look at whether warning signs can be detected using special computer software to analyse high-definition images of the eye. Evidence suggests that changes in the…
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has pledged that their staff will become Dementia Friends in a move to better understand dementia and the impact it can have on people’s lives. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to help members of the public improve their understanding…
Anxious, jealous, moody or distressed middle aged women may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a 38-year long study. The claim, which appears in Neurology online, comes after scientists used personality and memory tests to track the health and welfare of 800 women who had…
The cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year – enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the country, finds an Alzheimer's Society report published today. People with dementia, their carers and families shoulder two-thirds of the cost themselves. The charity is urging…
A third of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study. Factors including a lack of exercise, smoking and a lack of education can all contribute to the disease, and reducing the risk from these could prevent some nine million cases by 2050,…
Two million UK volunteers are to take part in the world’s biggest research project, being led by Welsh scientists, investigating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Their health and lifestyle data will be linked to genetic, brain imaging and cognitive studies to improve understanding of dementia, paving the way…
Alzheimer's Society today launched its Connecting Communities project, focused on raising awareness of dementia within BME communities across eight London boroughs.
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