dementia

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...

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...