Dementia and mobility When we think of dementia, most of us think of a disorder that affects mainly cognition, such as memory or thinking abilities. However, research has shown that people with dementia can also have significant mobility issues. It ..
La Bobera In 1982 Dr Francisco Lopera was working at Medellin’s University of Antioquia in Colombia when he had a curious encounter. In his neurology clinic he met a man aged only 47, who displayed dementia symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s ..
Over 10 years ago the last drug for use in people with Alzheimer’s Disease was licensed. As there are still no treatments to halt or cure the disease, the search for treatment continues. In this blog, we will explore the ..
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 ..
Today, I went to see a talk titled “Alzheimer’s Disease: Addressing a 21st century plague”, in which Professor Chris Dobson from Cambridge University shared some fascinating insights from his current research on neurodegenerative disorders. Alzheimer’s Disease: an introduction He describes ..
Living with dementia can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on both the person with dementia (PwD), and their carers and relatives. The way dementia affects an individual will vary over time, and being part of someone’s ..