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Apr 30, 2018

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Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Understanding how our genetic make-up is linked to our risk of developing a neurodegenerative disorder such as dementia, and how it influences disease progression, could be key to developing new treatments. However, the diseases that cause dementia are extremely complex, ..

Sep 8, 2017

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Dementia: Why is there no cure?

Dementia: Why is there no cure?

In 1906 Alois Alzheimer described the case of Auguste D. to a group of fellow psychiatrists in Germany. Auguste, who was only in her 50s, had profound memory loss, unfounded suspicions about her family and other worsening psychological changes. At ..

Aug 23, 2017

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Accepting the unacceptable (Part ll Family & Friends)

Accepting the unacceptable (Part ll Family & Friends)

Posted in : All, Diagnosis on by : Giulia Melchiorre

Dealing with a diagnosis of dementia is a difficult process for both the person being diagnosed, as well as their families and friends. When someone receives a diagnosis of dementia, they have to face the unknown, the fact that there ..

Aug 11, 2017

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Accepting the unacceptable (Part l Person diagnosed with dementia)

Accepting the unacceptable (Part l Person diagnosed with dementia)

Posted in : All, Dementia Care, Diagnosis on by : Giulia Melchiorre

“When I was diagnosed with dementia, I didn’t know how I felt for quite a while.  It took a while to register, and then I decided well it’s not the end of the world and to just get on with ..