From a set of poignant photos depicting the dementia journey to why women might be under-diagnosed, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
Widow of Robin Williams writes heartfelt essay about his dementia
Susan Schneider wrote that his Lewy Body Dementia was like a ‘terrorist within his brain’ especially as the much-loved comedian, who took his own life in 2014, had no idea that the many symptoms he was experiencing were caused by dementia.
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‘We still saw glimpses of Dad when he played his harmonica’
When Ronnie Seymour was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his son Mark, a professional photographer, decided to chronicle his dad’s dementia journey in the way he knew best…by taking photographs. Here, Mark shares a few of his powerful and poignant images.
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More funding for dementia prevention research needed
With more evidence pointing to a number of preventable risk factors for dementia, Alzheimer’s Research UK say there needs to be more focus on research in this area, particularly in the way they’re funded and carried out.
Read more about this here.
The importance of vitamin D for people with dementia
Nutritionist Mabel Blades explains why getting enough of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ is so vital for those living with dementia.
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Better verbal skills in women could mask early dementia signs
Having superior verbal memory abilities could mean the first signs of dementia would be missed in women, according to a recent study.
Read more about this study here.
Boosting dementia awareness in Welsh schools
A new initiative is being launched to improve the understanding of dementia by Welsh ministers today and creating a dementia-friendly younger generation.
Find out more about this here.