Dementia

Connecting the Illawarra to dementia services and support

The experience of memory loss causes many emotions and concerns for the individual and their loved ones. It can be difficult to ...

Improving the lives of dementia carers

A psychological intervention that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety ...

New research to map dementia-friendly communities

Projects to map dementia-friendly communities and trial an innovative respite plan for carers are among the research projects funded in the latest round of grants from the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF). ... Full story

Dementia with Lewy Bodies

By: Rodolfo Savica, M.D. - Robin Williams and Casey Kasem passed away just weeks apart from each other. Both of them were American icons, considered geniuses for their individual talents and contributions to the entertainment industry. ... Full story

Tapping into dementia

Communicating with individuals with advanced dementia in their own terms can have a profound effect on the lives of those living with the illness, according to a specialist in the subject. ... Full story

Science searches for signs of dementias

Eight new research projects, that will explore a variety of techniques and technology aimed at improving detection and diagnosis of dementias, are to receive over £8 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) it was announced today. ... Full story

Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care

The researchers recommend that care homes catering for people with dementia set aside special areas to stimulate sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and movement.Research spearheaded by a design expert from Kingston University is shedding new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have in dementia care. ... Full story

Multi-sensory environment research influences dementia care

Research being released this week at the Inside Out Festival in London is set to shed new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people living with dementia. ... Full story

Gait and dementia link confirmed

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait - the way someone walks - and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease. ... Full story

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. ... Full story

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