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People would need to save £800 a year for 125 years to fund the cost of dementia care, according to a new report. The study, for the Alzheimer's Society, warns the "impossible cost" of social care is crippling some families and leaving them destitute. It said the bill will topple…
Former EastEnders star John Partridge has said his mother died with nothing in her bank account because of the cost of care home fees, just a year after he took part in Celebrity Big Brother to help pay for her medical bills. The soap star, who played Christian Clarke on…
Cannabis treatment could slow down - or even reverse - memory loss and other brain ageing effects in older people, say scientists. New research on mice has shown that low doses of THC, the main "high" inducing chemical in cannabis, can put the brakes on mental decline. The benefits were…
A Northern Ireland health authority is helping to revolutionise dementia treatment across the country. CLEAR Dementia Care aims to improve understanding of those with the condition and has dramatically reduced the number of admissions to hospital. It was developed in the Northern Health Trust and is already being used in…
Visiting and keeping in touch with loved ones who have moved into a care home is a vital part of family life. And now a new resource has been launched to help families overcome some of the barriers that can crop up when a loved-one living with dementia moves into…
A host of famous names are uniting in the fight against dementia, which is set to become the biggest killer of the 21st century. Comedian Jo Brand and Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell are among those supporting a campaign by Alzheimer's Society to raise awareness about the condition. The charity…
People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research suggests. Having at least one diet drink a day increased the risk compared to consuming less than one diet drink a week, a study found. However, researchers found no link…
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are part of a £250 million project to combat dementia. The university is to join forces with five other institutions from England and Wales to form the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Giles Hardingham, association director of the UKDRI at the University of…
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