We take a look at what’s been going on in the world of Unforgettable over the past week.

Two thirds of people with dementia feel isolated after diagnosis

In a poll by the Alzheimer’s Society this week, they found 42% of people mistakenly believe there’s no benefit to visiting someone with dementia once they no longer recognise you.

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Unforgettable partners with Sporting Memories Foundation

We’re pleased to announce a charity partnership between us and the Sporting Memories Foundation. The charity supports older people across the UK living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport.

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Rosemary – a sweet smell for memory?

New research has found the herb contains a special compound which may help boost ability to recall things.

Find out how this happens by clicking here.

Why sport can make life better if you have dementia

There’s no reason to give up a favourite sport if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, as tennis player Malcolm Watt has proved.

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Self-care for a dementia carer (from someone who’s been there)

Sandra Savell draws on her own experiences of caring for her mother with dementia and provides advice on how to look after yourself as a carer.

Read her tips here.

Dementia research: Why do so many people go into hospital?

Why are people with dementia frequently admitted to hospital? Is there anything we could do to prevent this happening? And how reliable is any of this research? These were some of the questions academic researcher Jiawen Sharon Liu, from the Social Innovation Partnership, was asking when she spent two months working in the offices of Unforgettable.

Click here to read her thoughts.

Lack of sleep leaves brain vulnerable to toxins that cause dementia

New research has found that a lack of sleep could be a factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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