From the launch of a new dementia ‘atlas’ to research into calcium supplements and dementia risk, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
David Baddiel charity gala to raise money for dementia charities
The comedian will perform his show, My Family: Not The Sitcom, which covers the topic of his father’s Pick’s disease, to raise money for the Unforgettable Foundation.
Find out more about this here.
New dementia ‘atlas’ shows ‘postcode lottery’ of care in UK
The Department of Health has released an interactive map showing how levels of dementia care and assessment compare, including best and worst performing areas.
Read more about this here.
Actress Carey Mulligan is first UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador
We reveal how the Oscar-nominated actress, who has a grandmother with dementia, wants to change attitudes to the disease and reduce stigma.
Find how what she’s up to here.
What is the link between calcium supplements, strokes and dementia?
A new study claims women who had a stroke and also took calcium to prevent post-menopausal brittle bones were at greater risk of dementia.
Click here for more on this study.
Linda Robson opens up about her mum’s battle with dementia
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, the actress revealed the heartache it caused when her mother could no longer recognise Linda and her family.
Find out more and watch the clip here.