From weightlifting and horses to how the condition is portrayed on TV, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
Dementia’s dirty secrets #7: Why carers still try to avoid the ‘D’ word
Is it right to protect someone from their own dementia diagnosis? James Ashwell asks whether it may be wiser – and kinder – to tell them the truth
Click here to read his blog post.
Walking for an hour, three times a week could reverse dementia
Could something as simple as walking for an hour, three times a week really have a positive impact on people who are already diagnosed with dementia.
Read more about this here.
Cancer treatment approach offers hope for dementia
A treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer’s disease is being investigated by researchers at Lancaster University.
Find out more about this here.
Pump iron! How weightlifting can boost brain health
A twice weekly weights session was found to improve brain function of people with mild cognitive impairment.
Discover more here.
Dementia on TV: It’s getting better all the time
More prime time TV dramas are including characters with dementia which, although uncomfortable to watch, are also helping to raise awareness, says Kate Corr.
Read her thoughts here.
Online speech therapy could help people with dementia
New research into ‘telemedicine’ – providing a therapy a treatment remotely via telecomms technology – could help those with dementia hold onto language abilities.
Find out more here.
The healing power of horses for dementia
A ground-breaking programme in the US wants to harness the therapeutic effects of horses and study how it can help those with dementia.
Read more on this here.
The sensor that alerts dementia carers when a loved one wanders
Proximity is a simple, yet effective product that will message your phone if someone you care for leaves your side, and Unforgettable are now selling it exclusively.
Discover more about this product here.