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

Alzheimer’s Society: ‘Unacceptable variation’ in hospital dementia care

The charity are launching a new campaign – Fix Dementia Care – to highlight the issue of varying quality of care in hospitals for people with dementia.

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#ShareTheOrange: Dementia is NOT normal ageing say ARUK

In a new video presented by actor Christopher Eccleston, Alzheimer’s Research UK use an orange as a powerful metaphor for how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, but that with research, a cure for dementia could be found.

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What are the benefits of dementia jigsaw puzzles?

We take a look at what’s going on in the brain when you do a dementia jigsaw puzzle, and why it can be beneficial.

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Drivers with dementia who cause accidents to face tougher sentences

New proposals by the Ministry of Justice will see people with dementia who ignore requests to not drive be judged more harshly in the courts, but is it fair?

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The value of visits for someone with dementia

Scent expert and dementia carer Linda Harman shares her experiences of visiting her mother in her care home, and emphasises the importance of maintaining connections with your loved one, no matter what stage of the dementia journey they’re at.

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£55 payment leads to sharp rise in dementia diagnoses

We look at figures from a report that states when GPs were offered a bonus of £55 for diagnosing a patient with dementia, the numbers not surprisingly increased. But once the payments were halted, diagnosis numbers dropped again.

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