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All posts in Dementia


Older people's experiences of mental health and dementia services

Healthwatch North Tyneside is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in North Tyneside. Their purp...

  • 17/09/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Ageing, Social Care, Dementia, Brain & Mind


Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief

People with dementia can flourish and show creativity in ways they, their caregivers and loved ones never thought possible. Under the g...

  • 26/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Culture & Society, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Health & wellbeing


Dementia: The greatest health challenge of our time

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our time, the charity Alzheimer's Research UK has warned. Dementia was first described by...

  • 12/08/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dementia, Brain & Mind


My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe.

60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming tal...

  • 28/06/2019
  • Innovation for Ageing, Dementia, Brain & Mind, Culture & Society, Health & wellbeing


Alzheimer’s disease: have we got the cause all wrong?

Early in the 20th century, Alois Alzheimer first described a disorder of progressive memory loss and confusion in a 50-year-old woman. ...

  • 10/04/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Brain & Mind, Dementia


Does eating two teaspoons of nuts really boost your brain function by 60%?

Dementia is a cruel disease that robs people of their memory, their judgement and their identity. Unfortunately, there is no cure, and ...

  • 06/04/2019
  • Brain & Mind, Dementia


Chemical restraint has no place in aged care, but poorly designed reforms can easily go wrong

Last month the aged care minister Ken Wyatt announced he would introduce regulations to address the use of “chemical restraint” in resi...

  • 27/03/2019
  • Dementia, Ageing, Health & wellbeing


A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia

Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The sponta...

  • 25/03/2019
  • Culture & Society, Ageing, Dementia, Children & young people


Making Conversations Count: Newcastle University is improving communication between people with dementia and their loved ones

An estimated 50 million people around the world are living with dementia. Caused by a breakdown of the connections in the brain, dement...

  • 09/03/2019
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dementia, Culture & Society


Driving with dementia - new guidance for doctors

New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care profes...

  • 20/02/2019
  • Mobility & Transport, Dementia


Improving mealtimes for people with dementia

I would like to thank VOICE for helping me to prepare my PhD proposal, on the topic of improving mealtimes for people with dementia in ...

  • 01/08/2018
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dementia, Carers


New app helps young people when visiting relatives with dementia

Young people who have difficulty talking to older relatives or friends with dementia can now be helped by a smartphone app called Ticke...

  • 21/12/2017
  • Health & Social Care Research, Dementia, Big Data & Digital Health