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Spouses at greater risk of dementia

The husbands and wives of people with dementia are six times more likely to develop the condition themselves, research suggests.

Pratchett backs rejection of dementia 'death sentence'

Author welcomes launch of study saying sufferers can still lead fulfilling lives

The Wilderness, By Samantha Harvey

Many novels have documented the trials of living with dementia, but this mind-bending debut throws us straight into the skewed recesses of a suffer's brain. The 60-year-old Jake has always had an uneasy relationship with his past, even before the onset of Alzheimer's.

Dealing with dementia: Thanks for the memories

Instead of being forced to confront the present, some dementia patients are being helped to enjoy their pasts. A trip down memory lane can offer a new lease of life, discovers Markie Robson-Scott.

Dementia 'costing £23bn a year'

Dementia costs the country £23 billion per year and more than cancer and heart disease combined but receives a fraction of the funding, according to a "wake-up call" report out today.

Police appeal for help to identify man with amnesia

A man suffering from amnesia who was found collapsed outside a school is desperate to work out who he is, police said today.

Contented Dementia, By Oliver James

This book should be available on the NHS to anyone who has a loved one suffering from dementia. Dealing with a parent or grandparent with dementia is a distressing experience for all concerned, as I know from personal experience, but Oliver James shows how to minimise that distress and manage the dementia in ways that recall early pioneering work on dealing with madness.

World's dementia to double every 20 years

The number of people with dementia will almost double every 20 years across the world, researchers predicted today.

Soldier amnesia over detainee's death is queried

British soldiers accused of violently abusing Iraqi prisoners appeared to have put up a "wall of silence" against investigators, a public inquiry heard yesterday.

Ex-newsreader reveals wife's dementia torment

Former TV newsreader John Suchet revealed the torment caused by his wife's dementia today, saying: "It's as if she has died."

Top doctors to oversee dementia care

A senior doctor will oversee dementia care in every hospital in England under new government plans to be announced today.

'Dangerous' dementia drugs to be reviewed

The prescribing of powerful anti-psychotic drugs to patients with dementia is to be reviewed immediately, ministers have said.

Alzheimer's may develop in hours, study shows

Changes to the brain that eventually result in Alzheimer's disease can occur far more quickly than previously thought – perhaps even over the course of a few hours, a study has claimed.

Dementia: Is there anything I can do?

I am a lady of 62. My problem is my personal pronouns. If I talk about a man, I call him her, and a woman, I call her him. Even when I write it down, I get it wrong. If there are theirs, yours, I get them the wrong way round. If there are several in a sentence, I am confused. It used to be now and again, but now I do it all the time. I also find stringing sentences together difficult. At the beginning, I realised I was saying it wrong, but now I don't realise it. I don't want to live my life in dementia. Is there anything I can do?

Stem cells: Cell-u-like

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