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Friday 26 February 2010
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.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
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.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
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.
Saturday 02 January 2010
A man suffering from amnesia who was found collapsed outside a school is desperate to work out who he is, police said today.
Sunday 25 October 2009
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.
Monday 21 September 2009
The number of people with dementia will almost double every 20 years across the world, researchers predicted today.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
British soldiers accused of violently abusing Iraqi prisoners appeared to have put up a "wall of silence" against investigators, a public inquiry heard yesterday.
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Former TV newsreader John Suchet revealed the torment caused by his wife's dementia today, saying: "It's as if she has died."
Tuesday 03 February 2009
A senior doctor will oversee dementia care in every hospital in England under new government plans to be announced today.
Friday 20 June 2008
The prescribing of powerful anti-psychotic drugs to patients with dementia is to be reviewed immediately, ministers have said.
Thursday 07 February 2008
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.
Tuesday 30 January 2007
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?
Sunday 22 January 2006
Monday 10 October 2005
Sunday 02 January 2005
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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