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What are the alternatives to pet rehoming?

Getting older and having more complex care needs can bring about a tough decision if you have a pet at home.

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08 October 2019
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Driving and dementia

For many of us, driving is a lifeline. Not everybody has access to reliable public transport or amenities within walking distance.

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06 October 2019
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Eating and dementia

Sitting down for a delicious meal, taking a sip of a nice cup of tea, or working your way through a crisp pint on a summers day are some of the most pleasurable things in life, and often taken for granted.

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04 October 2019
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Employment and dementia

Dementia doesn’t only affect older people. Over 42,000 under 65s live with the condition in the UK, many of whom are in employment. And with the age of retirement only set to rise, dementia in the workplace is an issue which will likely grow over the next few decades.

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03 October 2019
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Sleep and dementia

We all know the value of a good night’s sleep. No one feels their best the morning after hours of tossing and turning. But unfortunately for people with dementia, among other troublesome symptoms, sleep can also be affected.

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01 October 2019
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The restaurant that makes mistakes

The UK's first ever restaurant staffed by people living with dementia opens for business. Can this ground-breaking venture help the staff rediscover the people they used to be?

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18 September 2019
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Life-changing messages for people with dementia

We must challenge the rhetoric that describes those living with dementia as no longer themselves, says Roger Clough. Plus letters from Nori Graham, Jim Cosgrove and Barbara Deering.

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21 August 2019
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Walking 8,900 steps a day could lower risk of Alzheimer's, researchers claim

Walking just under 9,000 steps a day could help protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease, researchers have claimed.

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17 July 2019
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Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests.

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14 July 2019
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'Save your money': no evidence brain health supplements work, say experts

Worldwide panel says it cannot recommend healthy people take ‘memory supplements’.

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29 June 2019
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Parkinson's disease 'could be detected early on by brain changes'

Changes in the brain that can be spotted years before physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease occur might act as an early warning sign for the condition, researchers say.

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19 June 2019
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Dementia patients feel it if carer is stressed

If their carer is stressed, lacks support or doesn’t feel up to the job, it has a negative knock on effect on the person with dementia they’re looking after.

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20 May 2019