We take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Unforgettable over the past week.

Listening to childhood tunes improves cognitive abilities in dementia

New research this week has found it’s the favourite tunes from your youth that can be of most benefit in dementia care.

Find out why this is by clicking here.

The power of adult colouring books in dementia care

They may be all the rage for stressed out city workers and overworked parents, but colouring books for adults are also a useful calming tool for people with dementia. We look at what’s behind the trend for these books.

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Actress Phyllida Law on the challenges of being a dementia carer

The mother of Oscar-winner Emma Thompson shares her experiences of caring for her own mother in the wake of a report by Alzheimer’s Research UK about the impact on carers of dementia.

Read what she said here.

Jazz pianist with dementia uses Gumtree to recruit band members

This week we featured the charming story of Edward Hardy, 93, who received over 80 responses from people wanting to jam with him at his care home in Somerset.

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Women with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of vascular dementia

New research has found damage to blood vessels caused by diabetes could also be linked to a higher risk of dementia in women.

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PLUS: Want to get advice and support while caring for a loved one with dementia over Christmas? Click here.


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