Although currently no medication to cure or halt the progression of dementia exists, there are non-medical therapies that can be highly beneficial to people with dementia. We recently spoke to Katharine, who is a complementary therapist from Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, ..
At times dementia can lead to challenging behaviours, including inappropriate sexual behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be amongst the most difficult aspects of dementia care that families have to deal with. In the previous blog I discussed what can cause ..
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, ..
In recent years there has been an increasing number of studies pointing towards the importance of Vitamin D in human health. Many conditions have been linked to Vitamin D deficiency, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Dementia. Vitamin ..
The causes of dementia are complex and often not well-understood. Only a small percentage of dementia cases can be explained by genetic mutations. In addition, 7 potentially modifiable risk factors have been identified: diabetes, midlife hypertension and obesity, smoking, depression, ..
Age has long been identified as the biggest risk factor for dementia, i.e. the older we get, the higher our chances of getting dementia. However, there are other risk factors that influence how likely it is that a person gets ..
„Who are we without our memories?” The documentary follows Dan Cohen, the founder of ’Music and Memory’, on his mission to reform the way society approaches dementia care. He is bringing music into nursing homes, demonstrating the possibilities that one’s ..
In the beginning of this year, Pfizer, the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world, announced that it would end its neuroscience discovery programme, effectively ending all research into finding new treatments for dementia. This has come as a shock ..
“Music connects people with who they have been, who they are and their lives. Because what happens when you get old is all the things you are familiar with, and your identity, it all just begins peeling away…” – Alive Inside ..
Dementia prevention When we think of future clinical trials and new treatments for dementia, we often think of new drugs. However, such disease-modifying treatments are only one of many avenues, and another big hope for future generations is dementia prevention.The ..