Alzheimer's Society
yesterday at 20:22. Facebook
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and also the best understood.

Someone in the early stages of the condition will often have trouble forming new memories. They may struggle to remember what they've just done and repeat themselves in conversation.

This video looks at what we know about Alzheimer's, how the disease progresses and ways to cope with memory loss.

What is Alzheimer's disease? - Alzheimer's Society (4)

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and also the best understood. It is thought to be caused by the formation of abnormal deposits of pr...

Alzheimer's Society
02/20/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Tonight at 9pm on channel 4 'The Trouble with Dad' will air. The documentary features Alzheimer's Society supporter David and his dad Colin.

Colin lives with Pick's disease, one of the rarer types of dementia. Tune in and let us know what you think.

You can watch the trailer for tonight's programme online now: [ Link ]

You can also read a full preview of the episode: [ Link ]
Alzheimer's Society
02/19/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Liz Cunningham explains how The dementia guide can help.

‘Before I was diagnosed I became very depressed waiting for appointments to come through. It is really important to get information and support after a diagnosis – it can make you feel reassured and allow you to get back to living your life again.'

'This guide tells you everything you need to know about your diagnosis, treatments, the...
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The dementia guide - Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
02/18/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
When Hajra Bibi began experiencing brief blackouts these episodes 'bemused' medical staff. Her son Shahid Mohammed is now on a mission to improve support and challenge stigma.

'The GP dismissed Mum's symptoms as old age and "nothing to worry about",' he says. Hajra died at home on Christmas Day 2015.

'Dementia and its symptoms are often misunderstood within the south Asian community....
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Alzheimer's Society
02/17/2017 at 20:11. Facebook
Although he no longer works or drives, Adrian, who has dementia, still leads an active life. He travels everywhere by bike and takes part in various activities in his local area.

Adrian says 'I go to the See Haven club once a week which is brilliant for people with young onset dementia; we do exercises, activities and go on outings to help stimulate the brain. The rest of the week I do...
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Alzheimer's Society
02/16/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Supporting someone when they become angry and frustrated can be difficult.

How do you respond when someone with dementia feels this way?

Members of our online forum share their tips:
'We have been going out for walks every day, which seems to have curbed the aggression at the moment. It means housework doesn't get done, but it's worth it.' [ Link ]
Alzheimer's Society
02/15/2017 at 19:35. Facebook
In last year’s Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced nothing that would ease the strain for families up and down the country who need care and support.

In three weeks, Government will announce the Spring budget and this time we need them to support people affected by dementia. We urgently need more money in the pot now, and a long term solution for tomorrow.

Join our campaign and ask...
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Alzheimer's Society
02/15/2017 at 12:11. Facebook
You may have seen news reports today that signs of dementia have been found in the brains of six former footballers.

So far there’s not enough evidence to know whether head injuries that occur during football, such as when heading the ball, are linked to an increased risk of dementia. Our Research team takes a look behind the headlines at what these results mean.

Behind the headlines: Signs of dementia found in the brains of football players - Alzheimer's Society blog
Irene, who has dementia, says that since meeting Side by Side volunteer Winnie her life has changed for the better.

Irene says ‘My partner had died and then I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Meeting Winnie was a breath of fresh air. We clicked from the start and have had some great days out roaming around charity shops and having cups of tea and cake.'

'Without sounding pleased about my...
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This Valentine’s Day make a different kind of connection and volunteer with Side by Side, our new matching service to support people with dementia [ Link ].

The service pairs people with dementia and volunteers so they can keep doing the things they love. Favourite activities include nature walks, visiting museums and galleries, shopping or just meeting for a cup of tea.

Side by Side...
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When someone gets dementia, what happens to their pets?

Pets can provide many benefits such as companionship, exercise and improved wellbeing. We look at what to consider when someone with pets is diagnosed with dementia. [ Link ]
Dementia isn’t a natural part of ageing. It’s caused by different diseases that affect the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a progressive condition, meaning that symptoms gradually get worse.

‘What is dementia?’ is part of our series of films on dementia and the brain. Watch the others now at [ Link ]
Last night the docudrama Terry Pratchett - Back in Black told the story of the popular author. Terry passed away eight years after being diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA).

Find out more about PCA from our Research team by visiting [ Link ]
Terry Pratchett: Back In Black is a poignant and humorous documentary telling the story of the hugely popular author, who died in 2015. Terry was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59, and was a supporter of Alzheimer’s Society.

The film is told in his own words and reveals that Terry's road to success was not always easy. Tune in to BBC2 tonight from 9pm to watch. [ Link ]
Staff, volunteers, carers and people living with dementia all featured in our rebrand campaign, representing the various groups who have a stake in our brand.

Visit [ Link ] to hear from two of our volunteers about their involvement with the Society and their hopes for what our new brand can change for people affected by dementia.
In tonight's episode of Emmerdale Laurel prepares for her husband Ashley, who has vascular dementia, to go into a care home. Tune in to ITV from 7pm to watch, and see a preview at [ Link ]
Dementia Diaries aims to capture people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia, in their own words. The audio recordings in this short film were submitted by people affected by dementia via 3D printed handsets. Visit [ Link ] to find out more about the project.
Dementia is the biggest health challenge facing society so, now more than ever, we must stand out from the crowd.

We’ve brought new life into our branded products range to match our bold new brand - take a look: [ Link ]
Apathy can be a symptom of dementia, or a sign that a person with the condition is struggling. As it gets more difficult to remember things, a person with dementia may no longer enjoy books, films or their hobbies. As a result, they might lose confidence and become withdrawn.

Visit [ Link ] for advice from carers on how to support the person with dementia, for example by making a task...
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Dementia can make it hard for people to communicate, and this can be upsetting and frustrating for them and those around them. However, there are many ways to help you support and communicate with each other.

We offer some tips and advice for communicating with someone with dementia, and supporting them to communicate in whichever way works best for them. [ Link ]