From what to do if a loved one denies they have dementia, to the power of dogs in dementia care, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Unforgettable over the past week.
An Unforgettable Alzheimer’s Show
After attending our first Alzheimer’s Show as exhibitors, we look back on some of the Alz Show 2016 highlights.
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Kevin’s dementia story: ‘Sharing your experience really helps’
Kevin Marsch, creator of the dementia aid myhomehelper, shares his experience of caring for his mum Pat who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010, aged 83.
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Nearly half of people more scared of brain illnesses than cancer
Poor quality of life, loss of independence and being a burden mean many fear getting a neurological condition such as dementia or Parkinson’s.
Read more about this survey here.
Denying dementia: what to do when they won’t accept a diagnosis
Nobody wants to be told they have dementia but if the person you’re caring for refuses to accept their diagnosis, don’t despair. There’s plenty you can do to help them come to terms with it and get the help they – and you – might need.
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Could walking down stairs help prevent dementia?
We all know how important exercise is for reducing dementia risk, but the type of movement is also important, as one study claims.
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Paws for thought: Study finds dogs really do help those with dementia
A pilot study from Australia has found assistance dogs can improve quality of life for those with dementia.
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