dementia

It was February 2017. I had just started working for a local charity, providing support to vulnerable adults in the community. I was still getting my head around the role when I received a referral for someone whom I shall here refer to as Bill. The referral stated that Bill...

A pop-up café which brings together arts, research and information on dementia is set to tour the UK starting this month. The Imagination Café, founded by University of West London Professor of Arts and Health and Head of Dementia Care, Victoria Tischler, will visit Llandudno...

At some unspecified time in the future Marjorie (Lois Smith) is an 80-year-old widow living with dementia. Her daughter Tess (Gena Davis) and John, her son-in-law (Tim Robbins), arrange for a holographic representation of her husband, Walter, to be present in their house. The...

When a child is born we expect them to be welcomed into the world by celebration. But what if this was replaced by sympathy? For the parents, for the child and their assumed lack of future prospects? This is the reality for the children brought into the world with three...

As a dementia researcher without a television I first heard about the documentary Grandad, Dementia and Me via Twitter. There are many people with dementia active on Twitter and most of those that I follow had an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the documentary....

A pop-up café that aimed to challenge the negative stigma around dementia and spread the word on innovative arts-based research appeared in Nottingham recently. As well as attracting This Is England actress Vicky McClure the café displayed artwork by those with dementia and...

Professor Gail Kinman poses the questions.

You have recently set up a project to improve people’s experience of dementia. Tell us more about this.
Living with dementia is challenging and all too often people with the condition and their families...

A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere in the UK to sign up and assess...

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...