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Dementia News

All of the items listed on this page are articles about Dementia. To read an article click on the title or the read more link at the end of the summary for each item.

Rarer types of dementia

People with Parkinson's disease have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, although around two thirds of people are unaffected. When dementia does occur, it is typically not until late in the course of the illness. Parkinson's disease dementia accounts...

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Publications and factsheets on Dementia

Alzheimer's Society produces a wide range of publications designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia. For a full list of all our publications, including everything on this page as well as policy, research, dementia awareness and more, have a look at...

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Carers: looking after yourself

Caring for a person with dementia can be rewarding, but it is also very challenging. You may not have the time to do all the things you need to do, and you may experience a range of difficult emotions. The needs of the person you care for will often come before your...

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Grief, loss and bereavement

When you are close to a person with dementia you may go through feelings of grief and loss. You can have these feelings at any time, from the time the person is diagnosed (or before), as their dementia progresses, or during or after the person’s death. People with...

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Paying for Care

A number of financial resources may be available to help cover the costs of care for the person Alzheimer's or other dementia. Some may apply now and others in the future. Alzheimer's Association Insurance Employee benefits Retirement benefits Personal assets...

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Sundowning (changes in behaviour at dusk)

What is sundowning? Sundowning is a term used for the changes in behaviour that occur in the evening, around dusk. Some people who have been diagnosed with dementia experience a growing sense of agitation or anxiety at this time. Sundowning symptoms might include a...

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Food for thought

New report highlights importance of diet on brain health Age UK has examined a recent report produced by experts from around the world who have examined the evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in adults aged 50 and over. They found that foods that...

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Exercise and physical activity

Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health and may improve the quality of life for people in all stages of the condition. Physical activities are...

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Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

There are no drug treatments that can cure Alzheimer's disease or any other common type of dementia. However, medicines have been developed for Alzheimer's disease that can temporarily alleviate symptoms, or slow down their progression, in some people. This factsheet...

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