Effect of dementia on sleep

Rachel Thompson, Admiral Nurse Professional & Practice Development Lead at Dementia UK,talks about how dementia affects sleep and how carers and families can approach sleep disturbance and its possible underlying causes. Disturbances in sleeping patterns are...

Sources of support and advice – dementia

This booklet is for family carers of people with dementia and for people living with dementia. It may also be useful for professionals working in the field of dementia care. Dementia UK ← Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms Effect of dementia on sleep...

Smoking and dementia

There is strong evidence that smoking can increase your risk of developing dementia. Not everyone who smokes will get dementia, but stopping smoking is thought to reduce your risk back down to the level of non-smokers. Some reasons behind this include the fact that...

The Brain Tour

From movement to memory, find out what different parts of the brain do, and how they can be affected by dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK ← Sleep deprivation link to Alzheimer’s protein TV Providers Discount Fraud Alert...

Sleep deprivation link to Alzheimer’s protein

Researchers in the US have found a link between a single night of sleep deprivation and increased levels of amyloid protein in brain regions implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published today in the journal PNAS, adds to existing evidence pointing to a link...