From an Alzheimer’s vaccine to the power of cinnamon for memory, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.

Cinnamon can act as memory and learning booster

The distinctive spice has been found to have a positive effect on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that generates, organises and stores memory.

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Maureen’s journey: ‘We have a positive attitude – we’ll try anything once!’

Maureen Pike’s husband Mike was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) at the age of 59. Here Maureen explains how they’re both continuing to enjoy life.

Read Maureen’s story here.

The Alzheimer’s vaccine: what does it mean for you?

There was much excitement last week about a study claiming to have found a vaccine to fight Alzheimer’s disease, but how does it work and is it really something to get excited about?

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Exercise throughout life to reap the most brain benefits

Don’t leave getting fit and healthy until too late in life, say researchers, as doing regular exercise in your 20s, 30s and beyond can help to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Antibiotics may help prevent Alzheimer’s by affecting gut bacteria

New research claims antibiotics could actually affect the brain’s immune cells, reducing the risk of dementia.

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Test balance and grip strength to predict dementia risk in over-90s

Study claims poor balance and weak grip are associated with increased risk of late-age dementia.

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Kay’s dementia story: ‘You have to live in the present, not the past’

Kay Patrick is an actor and director who spent 20 years directing Coronation Street. But when her sister June was diagnosed with dementia, Kay, 75, from Stockport decided to give up her job so that she could spend more time with June, now 80. She shares her experience so far of the dementia journey.

Read Kay’s story here.


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