From Sir Jackie Stewart’s fight against dementia to spotting financial abuse of the elderly, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.

Speed processing – the best brain training to cut dementia risk

This particular technique could help to cut chances of older patients developing the disease by almost half.

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82% of UK care homes get top rating for dignity and staff

A recent survey also found 79% of residents and relatives of those in care homes rated care and support with top marks, but only half of care home users felt activities were any good.

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‘Dementia is the biggest challenge of my life’

Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart talks exclusively to Unforgettable about why we mustn’t give up hope of finding a cure for dementia.

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Do more to fight financial abuse of elderly, say Age UK

The charity believes tens of thousands of older people are at risk of financial abuse, and collaboration from health, social services and the financial sectors should be stepped up to help deal with this.

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‘Mum was failed by three care homes – the system is in meltdown’

Dementia campaigner Jayne Connery explains why she is fighting for change to the care home system – and why she used a controversial reality TV show to highlight her concerns.

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Could a 24p painkiller help reverse memory loss?

New research suggests a prescription painkiller often used for period pain could reduce brain inflammation, but scientists are quick to point out that the study was done on mice.

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