From real life stories and vlogs to Alz Soc campaigns dementia studies, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Unforgettable over the past week.

Family carers are struggling with a care gap, says Dementia UK

A report by Dementia UK has identified, through calls to their helpline and conversations with Admiral Nurses, that dementia carers are struggling in specific areas of care

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Alz Soc launches #20000reasons campaign in Northern Ireland

The Alzheimer’s Society have set up a dementia campaign to boost diagnosis rates and provide more support in Northern Ireland.

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Olivia’s dementia story:  ‘It’s really tough – but the fun doesn’t have to stop’

Read the moving story of Olivia Barnett, 24, who has shared her experiences of caring for her mum Miriam – diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s at the age of only 55.

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Everyone should have a dementia adviser, says Alzheimer’s Society

The charity are keen to see every person diagnosed with dementia supported by a specialist adviser

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VLOG: Virginia Bailey on her hero mum

In her second video blog, Virginia explains why she has so much admiration for the work her mum does as a carer for her Dad, who has vascular dementia.

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Secret to reducing dementia risk? Marry someone intelligent

Men can help to protect themselves from developing dementia by finding an intelligent partner, according to comments by an Aberdeen University professor

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