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The Dementia Network empowers you with practical advice that will enable you, and those around you, to live well with dementia. Covering news, book and product reviews, resources and so much more.
This website is part of a trio of helpful resources. Its sister sites include My Dementia Network; a directory of dementia-friendly events, activities and services and The Dementia Forum; a friendly community where people can go for support or simply just to chat.
Elizabeth Allen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is her story.
How is Alzheimer’s different from Dementia?
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
The village that’s ‘redefining’ Dementia care
In Telling Tales About Dementia, 30 carers from different backgrounds and in different circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia.
“Senility” writes the author David Shenk, “is not a reasonable part of ageing”. Being old doesn’t guarantee a dementia diagnosis, but its onset is tied to advanced age (44% of those 75-84; nearly 50% of those 85 and older).
Dancing with Elephants – Mindfulness Training for Those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Ageing Brain by Jarem Sawatsky
Jarem Sawatsky is an American Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies who is living with Huntington’s Disease which has affected many members of his family before him.
What is Dementia?
To be clear, dementia is not a specific disease. The term dementia describes a range of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Though dementia generally involves memory loss…
Legal & Financial
Following a diagnosis of dementia, you will need help. Make a plan in consultation with family, friends, your gp, and social services. A good place to start is to think about what sort of care you will require and who is going to provide that…
There is no way to prevent dementia altogether, but there are things that can be done to reduce the risk of developing it. For example, studies have indicated that there is a link between cardiovascular health and dementia…
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