Mouth care for people with dementia

Maintaining good oral health is essential to your overall well-being. Daily preventative care can help stop problems like painful cavities and infections before they arise, and means that you avoid pain when eating, drinking and communicating. People living with...

Trial raises Parkinson’s therapy hope

Scientists have restored nerve cells destroyed by a condition similar to Parkinson’s disease, in monkeys. The Japanese team hope their work could lead to stem cell trials in human patients before the end of 2018. Parkinson’s disease causes the progressive...

How to communicate and manage life with dementia

Our Admiral Nurses are often asked by people who have early to mid-stage dementia for tips on how to communicate and manage life with dementia – from how to keep in control when feeling disorientated, to managing memory and dealing with the frustrations, and keeping...

Health officials advise older people to walk faster

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England said the amount of activity people did started to tail off from the age of 40. They are...

Can these five things really affect your dementia risk?

There are certain stories that seem to constantly float around claiming that various things can supposedly prevent, treat or cure dementia, but is there any truth in them? Here, we take you through the scientific evidence behind four of the most common claims and one...