From finding the positives in a dementia diagnosis to the benefits of resveratrol, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week, including research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016.

Having a stressful, busy job could help fight Alzheimer’s

People who have jobs that combine complex thinking with social engagement are more likely to be able to fight off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, than those who have less mentally stimulating jobs, according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto.

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Dementia & Me: ‘I’m still living a pretty good life’

When she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 56, Dianne Wilkinson was very shocked. However she was determined to continue living her life as best she could. Two years later, Dianne, a mum of four and a grandmother of two, is still doing exactly that. Here she explains how it feels to live with dementia – and what other people can do to help.

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Finding the silver lining in a dementia diagnosis

A study claims dementia forces you to appreciate life and makes relationships stronger.

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Can testing your sense of smell predict memory decline and dementia?

Two studies have looked into how smell and dementia risk might be linked, but could it really be used as a useful indicator?

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Dementia missed in men because they’re less likely to get memory loss

A study claims that symptoms of Alzheimer’s are different in men and women, which could also affect diagnosis rates.

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Martyn’s dementia story: ‘The person you know and love is still there’

Martyn Feather has cared for his mum Jean since she was diagnosed with vascular dementia five years ago. Jean is now in the later stages of the condition but Martyn continues to find ways to brighten her days. Here he shares their dementia journey.

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Is it menopausal mood swings or dementia?

Researchers claim behavioural changes that may be diagnosed as menopause or a mid-life crisis could in fact be early signs of dementia.

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Resveratrol – found in dark chocolate – could slow dementia effects

The naturally occurring compound which is also found in raspberries and red wine could potentially protect the brain from damage by harmful proteins.

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