From the Songaminute Man to the importance of sleep, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.

Memories we care about most are stored first during sleep

New research has found it’s the experiences and thoughts we care about most which are stored in our long term memory during sleep.

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The importance of inclusion throughout the dementia journey

Dementia carer Linda Harman reveals how two family weddings have helped remind her of the importance of continuing to include her mother in events, as her enjoyment felt on the day will always be remembered, even if the day itself becomes a distant memory.

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Don’t rely on memory loss as only way to diagnose dementia

Researchers have said using memory loss as the main diagnostic tool for dementia could mean other forms of the condition, which don’t always cause memory problems, could be missed.

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Cuts to social care affecting elderly the most

A new report by the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust has found that consecutive years of budget cuts to publicly funded care is building up to a crisis point within the care system.

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Carpool karaoke Songaminute man gets a record deal

Ted McDermott, the 80-year-old YouTube star, has signed a deal with Decca Records and royalties from sales will be split between the Alzheimer’s Society and a fund to help care for Ted and his wife.

Read more about him here.

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