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Friday 28 September 2012
A popular anti-anxiety drug has been linked with an increased risk of dementia in pensioners, according to new research.
Monday 20 August 2012
A deluge of responses trailed this newspaper's dementia campaign last week. Nearly all the stories you shared were heartbreaking and horrifying in equal measure. Most began with the words "I simply had to write…" or "my mother/father had a similar experience" and many described a loved one's last days, months, years, in a system that sucked the dignity out of them. There were stories of over-medication, slow diagnosis, inadequate nursing care and astronomical financial burden.
Friday 17 August 2012
Dementia is still barely understood and sufferers often slip through gaps in the system
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Care home patients suffering from dementia should be allowed to participate in consensual sex, experts said.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Early treatment alleviates symptoms but only 37 per cent of doctors are trained to identify it
Monday 26 March 2012
Funding for research into dementia is to be more than doubled by 2015 in a bid to make Britain a world leader in the field, David Cameron announced today.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Hundreds of vulnerable people seeking court decisions about where they live or whom they can meet could experience months of delays because the government expert protecting their interests has almost run out of money, The Independent can disclose.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Dementia affects hundreds of thousands of people in the UK, yet few know how it feels. A new awareness course aims to help us to find out
Friday 06 January 2012
David Cameron today stepped in to the row over the Iron Lady, claiming the film should have been made "another day".
Friday 06 January 2012
Starring: Meryl Streep, Richard E Grant, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head
Saturday 24 December 2011
The long-awaited trial of Allen Stanford, who is accused of swindling thousands of investors out of more than $7bn through an elaborate Ponzi scheme, will start next month.
Friday 11 February 2011
For Joyce DiDonato, the restrictions of her mezzo-soprano range are more than adequately compensated for by the opportunity to play a wider range of characters, "from ardent young men to demented, murderous wives".
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Heavy smoking in mid-life more than doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.
Friday 24 September 2010
Philip Larkin's famously frank condemnation of the effects of parents - that they "fuck us up" - lead us into this Granta collection of fiction and memoir on family relationships.
Monday 16 August 2010
Mid-life stress can increase the risk of women developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'