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Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding what causes motor neurone disease and a common form of dementia. Motor neurone disease is a progressive and terminal disease that damages the function of nerves and muscle, while frontotemporal dementia is a form that causes changes in personality and behaviour along with…
The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. A delegation from a number of cities in Japan…
Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital have lost a fight in a specialist court. Bosses at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…
A link between brain injury and dementia has been confirmed by a study of almost three million people. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 24% over a period of 36 years. In absolute terms, 5.3% of participants with…
University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have been held throughout the spring term to encourage staff and students to learn more about…
An ambulance crew went "above and beyond" to allow an elderly husband an emotional reunion with his wife who suffers from dementia. The two ambulance workers, based in Ipswich, Suffolk, were taking the 92-year-old man from his home to a hospice when he told them about his wife. "His only…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses have lost a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his name…
A couple who have concerns about the way the care of a relative who suffers from dementia has been managed by health authority bosses are embroiled in a free speech fight in a specialist court. The couple want to be allowed to disclose information about the man's case, including his…
A dozen Alzheimer's drugs that can halt, slow or reverse the disease could be available to patients in three years, a report has revealed. All of the 12 treatments are in late stage Phase III trials, the final hurdle before a new medicine is licensed. If any of them live…
Hospitals should make it easier for carers of dementia patients to stay with their loved one outside of visiting hours, the WI has said. The call from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) comes after its latest report, which concluded that dementia patients are "suffering unnecessarily" while being cared…
Hundreds of pharmacists will be deployed in care homes amid concerns the elderly are over-medicating. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential homes will have their medicines checked, NHS England announced on Friday. The health body said elderly care home residents are prescribed seven medicines a day on average,…
Llandudno Hospital has become the first hospital in North Wales to receive a national accreditation celebrating its efforts to support patients with dementia. The hospital is the first in North Wales to be recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society as part of its work to recognise organisations and individuals supporting awareness…
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