dementia

The 'dark rainbow of dementia' – the complicated and wide-ranging spectrum of the disease – was laid bare last week by the comedian David Baddiel. Colin Baddiel, his father, has Pick’s disease – a type of frontotemporal dementia characterised by changes to behaviour and...

A 14 November 2016 headline stated dementia is now the ‘leading cause of death in England and Wales’ (The Guardian), overtaking ischaemic heart disease [see also our...

Hugo Spiers tells us: ‘It was a crazy experience announcing the first results from Sea Hero Quest, our mobile game where anyone can help scientists fight dementia. We guessed we would get some media attention after the interest we...

For Dementia Awareness Week we spoke to Professor Linda Clare (University of Exeter), who is leading a clinical trial – which...

A groundbreaking new mobile game app could lead to vital new advancements in dementia research. ‘Sea Hero Quest’ focuses on a son’s quest to capture the lost memories of his father, and it has been specifically designed to track and help advance our understanding of spatial...

A group exploring dementia and the arts has been invited to take up the 2016–2018 residency in The Hub at London’s Wellcome Collection, a space for interdisciplinary projects exploring health and wellbeing. The group aims to examine and challenge perceptions of dementia...

Professor Robin Morris is to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board.

Professor Morris has had a distinguished career nationally and internationally, for the last 26 years working at the...

A free online course to educate people about the different forms of dementia is being launched this month. Dr Tim Shakespeare (above), Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at the UCL Dementia Research Centre, has developed the course that is one of the first...

We enter the world with a yearning for social connection. This instinctual desire for social contact can be seen in a baby’s early attempts at interaction, for example, smiling, making eye contact, and crying. As adults, we observe these communication attempts with awe. Quite...

All of us are at risk of a sudden loss of capacity to make our own medical decisions – for example through a car accident or sporting injury that causes severe brain injuries. Older people are at additional risk of losing capacity due to brain injuries caused by falls (the...