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Dec 1, 2022 2 min
Dementia Digital Clock

The best clocks for people living with dementia

Losing track of time is one of the early symptoms of dementia. Whether it’s a missed doctor’s appointment or a frantic phone call about whether they’ve had lunch, losing track of time can be a distressing experience for your loved…

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May 5, 2019 2 min

How does a person die from dementia?

Can dementia kill? Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and…

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Apr 3, 2019 4 min
What is the life expectancy of someone with dementia?

What’s the life expectancy for someone with dementia?

Want to know more? Get our FREE definitive home care guide now! Get your guide Each person will have an individual experience of dementia. The speed and pattern of progression of the disease can differ-but the condition is progressive and…

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Jan 3, 2019 2 min
Music therapy and dementia

Music therapy and dementia

You may have seen videos of people in care homes listening to music and being temporarily transformed – previously uncommunicative people start to sing and clap, people with dementia can answer questions they couldn’t before. Clearly there’s something about music…

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Dec 19, 2018 2 min
Brain health food books

Top five brain food books

A healthy diet is one of the key pillars of brain health – the food we eat fuels our bodies, and that includes the brain. Take a look at our five top picks for brain health focused food and diet…

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Nov 13, 2018 3 min
Involving people with dementia in family life

How do you keep someone with dementia feeling included?

When someone in the family is diagnosed with dementia, it affects everyone. It’s a difficult and demanding time and it’s easy to fall in the trap of focusing on health, safety and care needs and forgetting about your loved one’s…

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Oct 31, 2018 3 min

What is BAN2401?

BAN2401 is an experimental drug that may offer hope for people living with dementia. Early research shows that the antibody may improve cognition, decrease symptoms and slow down the progress of early Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is still incurable, so any medication that can slow the progression of the condition offers hope for those affected by this debilitating disease. A new experimental drug has shown promise in early research. People using the medication showed better thought and understanding and exhibited fewer signs of Alzheimer’s. What is BAN2401? BAN2401 is an antibody that targets the abnormal proteins that are found in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer’s. After 18 months, the drug slowed down the mental decline by as much as 30 percent, when given at the highest trial dosage. Dr David Reynolds, the Chief Scientific Officer of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:‘These are encouraging findings and suggest that the anti-amyloid…

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Sep 20, 2018 2 min

What is mixed dementia?

Although people tend to use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, there are many different causes for the brain damage associated with the condition. Repeated small strokes, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes or thyroid disease can also…

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Aug 6, 2018 3 min

How long does Alzheimer’s Disease last?

Every person affected by dementia will experience it in their own unique way. Although each individual will have problems with thought, memory and communication, the pattern and speed of progression of the disease will vary from one person to another.…

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