Dementia in the News
Below is a round-up of news stories about dementia from the UK and world's media.
Please bear in mind that some reports may overstate the case for treatments and remedies, or contain unproven theories and views that are not shared by dementia specialists and experts.
Mar 21 Research Update from Alzheimer's Society
Feb 18 Alzheimer's Society launches Dementia Friends initiative - Department of Health
Jan 31 New drug may help patients with vascular dementia - Daily Mail
Jan 21 How many hospital patients have dementia? - Accuracy in Public Life website
Jan 14 Doctors still reluctant to refer dementia patients - Daily Mail
Jan 7 Survey into driving after being diagnosed with dementia - Daily Rx
Dec 12 Help for carers in coping with 'shadowing' in dementia - About.com
Sept 26 Great Western Hospital's Day to Remember - This is Swindon website
Sept 26 Alistair Burns calls for more diagnosis to take place in primary care - Dementia Partnerships website
Sept 24 Call for GPs to diagnose dementia earlier - The Guardian
Sept 12 Warning of retreat from research after drug trials fail - BBC News
July 26 Ann Johnson travels the country speaking to nurses - The Guardian
What health professionals should know about dementia
July 20 Elderly will be able to opt-in to social care insurance - The Guardian
July 17 Importance of physical activity - Health Behaviour News Service (online)
Regular Physical Activity May Help Ward Off Dementia Years Later
June 28 Filmmaker talks of being diagnosed with dementia - The Telegraph
Dementia has robbed me of my freedom, says Thunderbirds creator Gerry ...
June 22 Immune system may have a part to play in dementia - News-Medical.net
Scientists recommend new type of therapeutic approach to dementia
June 18 NICE guidelines for GPs need to focus more on early diagnosis - Carehome.co.uk
Early dementia diagnosis needs to be made a priority, says ...
June 18 New guide for careworkers published by DementiaUK - The Guardian Society
How to get ahead in ...dementia care | Social care network ...
June 14 New study shows supplements don't help - BBC News
Fish oils 'don't help ward off dementia'
June 4 American initiative to build social network for newly-diagnosed - News Channel
Alzheimer's Association starts new program for People with Early-stage Dementia
May 22 If you know someone with dementia, make time for them - The Guardian feature
April 4 Doctors need more training to diagnose dementia earlier - Daily Telegraph
Doctors 'too slow' diagnosing dementia
April 26 Four design innovations unveiled to help people with dementia - The Guardian
Dogs to help people with dementia | Healthcare Network | Guardian ...
April 3 Zinc imbalance found in Alzheimer's brains - Natural Health News
March 28 Government launches 'Challenge on Dementia' - The Guardian
Dementia must be a national priority
March 26 Government pledges to increase funding for dementia research - BBC News
March 19 Two new projects study early stage dementia - Oxford Times
New projects offer dementia hope
March 7 Dementia drugs 'should be used for longer' - BBC News
February 29 Many thousands of dementia sufferers undiagnosed - Pharma Times
Over 400000 dementia patients "have not been diagnosed"
February 29 New report highlights lack of respect for elderly patients - Daily Telegraph
Medical staff lack dementia training, new report finds
February 27 Antipsychotic drugs dangerous for people with dementia - The Daily Mail
Dementia patients twice as likely to die if they take certain drugs ...
February 20 Guide dogs for dementia - The Daily Mail
Guide dogs for the mind: The retrievers being trained to give dementia ...
February 17 Cost of Aricept set to drop - Alzheimer's Society press release
February 17 US researchers claim link to walking speed and dementia - BBC News
Slow walking 'predicts dementia'
February 16 The heath benefits of turmeric - The Daily Mail
Dementia: Eating a curry once or twice a week could stave off symptoms
February 10 Male smokers more at risk from dementia - The Daily Mail
Men who smoke 'more likely to suffer dementia in later life' | Mail ...
February 8 Appeal for brain donors - Daily Mail
British scientists want… your brain: Appeal for donors to help battle against ...
February 9 Success in treating plaques in mice - BBC News online
February 9 How society's ingrained 'dementism' affects every day life - The Guardian
Dementia: a battle of hearts and minds
January 27 Bristol hospital pioneers reminiscence rooms - Mail Online
Hospital creates 1950s living room to help stir memories in dementia patients
January 25 Can mild cognitive impairment in men protect against dementia? - BBC News
Pre-dementia 'more common in men than women'
January 23 Dementia care 'greatly improved' at Salisbury Hospital - Salisbury Journal
Praise for dementia service
January 23 Care home resident wins right to go on holiday - Wales Online
Elderly dementia sufferer takes council to court to win right to go on £3000 ...
January 23 Pioneering community for people with dementia in Switzerland - Worldcrunch
Welcome To “Dementia Village,” A European Experiment In Long-Term Alzheimer's Care
January 19 Architect of controversial social care plans gives his views - The Independent
Let's take the fear out of paying for elderly care, by Andrew Dilnot
January 18 Devon man campaigns for dementia-friendly town - BBC News
Torbay's Norman McNamara in 'dementia friendly' plan for town
January 17 Researchers create sensory environment to raise awareness - The Independent
Dementia: A small taste of hell on earth
January 9 2012 Actor and veteran politicians defend film portrayal of Thatcher's dementia - The Independent
Jim Broadbent: Dementia, even among the famous, shouldn't be a taboo
David Owen: Thatcher's disciples do her no favours by covering up her illness
January 6 2012 Study shows normal brain function deteriorates from mid-40s - BBC News
January 3 2012 Singing for the Brain 'more than a choir' - The Times
Music offers path back for dementia suffers | The Times
December 26 2011 Campaign for early diagnosis gathers pace - New Design World
MPs and peers launch inquiry into dementia diagnosis rates
December 26 2011 Julie Power's mother rediscovers her love of swimming - Sydney Morning News feature
The deep end
December 28 2011 Study shows dietary benefits - Herald ie
Vitamins and fish oil may beat dementia
December 16 2011 Dementia care 'lacking' in English hospitals - BBC News
December 15 2011 Rise in emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia - Press Association
Dementia emergency admissions rise
December 13 2011 Scandal of postcode lottery in dementia care - Daily Mail
December 8 2011 Singing for the Brain choir sings in Liverpool cathedral
Cathedral debut for Alzheimer's Society Choir
December 4 2011 CST scans helpful is some cases Daily Mail
A little-known drug-free treatment can have an amazing effect on Alzheimer's ...
November 28 2011 Deep brain stimulation 'reverses' Alzheimer's
We rely on donations to fund our work. This year we need to raise £253,000 to maintain our services