Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical...

Cognitive rehab therapy for early-stage dementia

Personalised therapy can help people in the early stages of dementia manage everyday tasks and stay independent, according to the findings from a large-scale trial. The trial, led by Exeter University, found cognitive rehabilitation therapy helped participants retain...

What is dementia?

Alzheimer’s and other dementia types affect more than 750,000 people in the UK, most of them older people. Here we explain the symptoms of dementia and why it’s a good idea for your elderly relative or friend to see their GP if you’re worried that...

Advocacy in mental health

The MIND Guide to Advocacy explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. It gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate. What is advocacy?...

Is there a link between stress and dementia risk?

Many people wonder whether stress is linked to risk of dementia, and the news often reports a link between the two. This Stress Awareness Month, our Research team decided to examine the evidence behind stress and risk of dementia. What is stress? Stress occurs when...

Information leaflets – Dementia UK

We are constantly updating our information leaflets, in answer to questions heard by the Admiral Nurses working on the Dementia Helpline and out in the field.  New topics will be coming shortly, but if you have a query about dementia not answered on these pages,...