From dementia phone games to a blog on enjoying springtime when you have dementia, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Unforgettable over the past week.

Social clubs fill the gap in dementia support

We looked at new research which claims social groups are vital for empowering people with early-onset dementia.

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Breakthrough technique which grows new brain cells could help dementia

An exciting new advance by researchers in San Francisco could bring new hope for a dementia cure.

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Help fight dementia by playing a mobile phone game

Spending two minutes a day playing a mobile app called Sea Hero Quest could help create data for dementia research. Beats Angry Birds…

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Traditional family dinners help prevent dehydration and malnutrition

Sitting down to a traditional family meal or listening to soothing music could help those with dementia who are at risk of malnutrition and dehydration.

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Dementia’s Dirty Secrets #4: Racism and dementia – a cocktail of taboos

James Ashwell reveals why cultural and generational differences have made racism a ’ticking time bomb’ in dementia care.

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Tuning into the sense of Spring

Carer and scent expert Linda Harman feels carers should make the most of Spring weather when visiting a loved one with dementia, because the benefits far outweigh the potential hazards. We agree!

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Care homes paying for GP services that would be free on NHS

A report by the Alzheimer’s Society has uncovered that many care homes pay for GP services which would be covered by free NHS care to those living in the community.

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