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How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease?

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Dementia is a frightening prospect. How can we tell if our parents have it? Could we get it? Are there any treatments? We've been talking to ...

Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's?

... Will I inherit mum's Alzheimer's? DEMENTIA, MENTAL HEALTH, ALZHEIMERS, MEMORY Dear Lesley My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a couple of years ago although it was clear for several years before then that she had dementia. I'm 52 years old and worried I'm going ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2 dementia, alzheimer's, mental health, memory Alzheimer's disease is hard to diagnose and so far there's no cure. We've been talking to Re:Cognition Health, the "brain health experts", about ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older visited the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends, a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and ...

Why we should all have dementia training

... Why we should all have dementia training dementia, alzheimer's, communication, memory, eldercare Rebecca, our social media whizz kid, recently went on a "Dementia Awareness in the Community" training programme run by local charity Alzheimer's Dementia Support. She shares the practical ...

Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia

... Tips on juggling work, family – and two parents with dementia dementia, alzheimer's, carer, relationships, story This week's storyteller is Anita.One parent with dementia is tough. Anita Avery found herself trying to hold down a job, take care of a family, ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... Dementia care – How to find the help you need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a parent, or partner, with dementia it can be hard to continue without help from others. We asked the experts behind ...

We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit

... We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit Alzheimer's, care fees, social care, care home, story Image provided by Dix Noonan WebbThis week's exclusive story is told by Sarah.Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks about her family's choice to ...

Balancing dementia care with a full-time career

... Balancing dementia care with a full-time career dementia, alzheimer's, power of attorney, carer, story, This week's storyteller is Marianne Talbot. Marianne, Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University, shares how she managed to care for a Dad with dementia and ...

Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia?

... Is there a "how to" on preventing and diagnosing dementia? dementia, alzheimer's, memory, eldercare What's the state of dementia research today and what needs to happen next? How can we recognise the early stages of dementia and what can we do about ...