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National Champion for Alzheimer’s Research UK, Lee Pearse, is holding an art exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University in November, revolving around the theme of dementia. ‘All Our Brains’ is a free exhibition that will be running as part of the University’s Catalyst: Festival of Creativity. The five-week exhibition, which opens…
The family of a couple who have been together for 70 years were "incredibly relieved" after a council said they could stay in the same home following a social media campaign that went around the world. Relatives of Ray and Jessie Lorrison (pictured) from South Shields took up their case…
Most people are unaware of all the lifestyle factors which can increase the risk of dementia, a survey has found. With no known cure, there is increasing evidence that steps can be taken to try to reduce a person's risk of a dementia as experts warn it is "not an…
Taking regular exercise may provide a small benefit for people with early signs of dementia, research suggests. A clinical trial on two groups of elderly people found those who followed an exercise programme saw a small improvement in overall thinking skills compared to those who did not exercise. But the…
High blood pressure - especially in middle age - is linked to dementia, the American Heart Association (AHA) has said in a statement. A review of existing studies led AHA experts to conclude that high blood pressure "disrupts the structure and function of cerebral blood vessels". This leads to damage…
With 20,000 people living with a dementia in Northern Ireland (NI) it is vital that health and social care staff are aware of the needs of the individual and their families and can respond appropriately. The regional Dementia Strategy places particular emphasis on the need for staff training and to…
Colum Conway of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council discusses the value of the framework in setting good practice for people who work in social care in NI. The framework is a useful addition to the development of the skills of the social care workforce. Visit: bit.ly/2de4hfn to find out…
People living with dementia, their families and carers are being invited to join with professionals who support people with dementia in the health service, commercial and third sectors and with experts researching the condition, in a new network of groups across North Wales. The newly established groups intended to provide…
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