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Dementia is one of the most significant health crises of the 21st century

Guest Blog from Alzheimer’s Disease International Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Today, more than 46 million people are living with the disease. This number is set to almost double every 20 years, making the dementia one of … Continue reading

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Greater system change is needed for dementia patients and this must start with education

A guest blog post by Professor June Andrews, Director of Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling The Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling has received a grant to build a “virtual dementia friendly acute hospital” from … Continue reading

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Unlocking Nursing’s Potential

Extract from 2020health’s report ‘Too Posh to Wash? Reflections on the Future of Nursing’ Article by Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre- UK (ILC-UK) and Deborah Sturdy RN MSc (Econ), Trustee, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC- UK) / … Continue reading

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Families across the world will be touched by this portrayal of dementia

First published online at Daily Mail: Rightminds   Last night I wept as I watched ‘The Iron Lady’. As I am sure thousands of others across the country will be, I was deeply moved by the beautiful portrayal of our … Continue reading

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Alzheimers – another reason why we shouldn’t cut the science budget

Two of the great achievements of last century were that life expectancy was practically doubled and terminal illnesses became chronic conditions. But the challenge these achievements leaves us with is the number of elderly people for whom we need to … Continue reading

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Living well with dementia – Irksome DH advice

The Department of Health unveiled a new campaign today on the NHS choices website to help people understand and help more with people who have dementia. Though the campaign raises awareness of how rife the stigma associated with dementia is … Continue reading

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