From anti-psychotics to Monty Python, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
Sound of Music star Charmian Carr dies with dementia
The actress who made her name as Liesl in the film musical died from complications caused by dementia.
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Dementia & Me: ‘I’m making the most of what I’ve got’
In her second blog instalment, Dianne Wilkinson, who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 56, shares a few recent achievements and explains why it’s so important to stay positive.
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How the Internet of Things could help people with dementia
The ‘Test Bed’ project by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is exploring how technology can help people with dementia stay in their home for longer.
Find out more about this here.
Care homes still over-prescribing antipsychotics
One in five “difficult” care home residents are prescribed drugs, despite the National Dementia Strategy recommending a reduction in their use.
Read more about this here.
Actress Carey Mulligan opens up about her grandmother’s dementia
The first UK’s global Dementia Friends Ambassador admits seeing her decline ‘felt like she was being taken from us’.
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‘It’s incredible, we’ve made Dad’s dream come true’
He became an internet sensation last month and now Teddy “Mac” McDermott, The Songaminute Man, is about to become even more famous. Here, his proud son Simon chats to Unforgettable about his dad’s poignant but remarkable dementia journey.
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Monty Python’s Terry Jones has dementia
The Welsh actor, writer and director released a statement saying he had been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia.
Find out more about this story here.