From racing legends fighting dementia to the power of a yellow plate for boosting appetite, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.
Sir Jackie Stewart sets up charity to support wife with dementia
The F1 racing legend is determined to help fund research into a cure to help those affected by dementia.
Find out how he plans to do this here.
A gentle parting: saying goodbye when visiting someone with dementia
Dementia carer Linda Harman shares her thoughts on how hard it is saying bye when she visits her mother in her care home, and the best way to go about it.
Read her blog here.
Be mindful when using pill organisers, claims recent study
Researchers have warned people that they need to let their doctor know if they decide to start using a pill organiser because of the risk of overdoses.
Click here to read the research.
Companion pets: As good as the real thing?
Robotic pets are becoming more and more popular with people who have dementia, and it’s easy to see why these realistic looking animals are gaining such wide appeal – but could a robot ever become a man’s best friend?
Find out more here.
Spotting malnutrition in people living in care homes
Registered Dietician Dr Mabel Blades explains why it’s so important to look out for malnutrition in older people and how to assess it.
To read her thoughts, click here.
Kathryn’s story: ‘Cherish the love, treasure the fun – and accept the rest’
When her mum Bonnie was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 62, Kathryn Harrison was unsure what lay ahead. Here Kathryn, who lives in Canada, explains how the dementia journey changed her family and taught them many valuable lessons along the way.
Read her story here.
How yellow plates could help people with dementia eat more
A recent trial of people living with dementia confirmed the importance of colour-contrasting when it comes to what food is served on, particularly for boosting appetite.
Click here to read the full story.