The transformative power of music in those with Dementia

The transformative power of music in those with Dementia

The total number of people with dementia in the UK is currently predicted to be around a million. While there are no long-term cures, ways of alleviating symptoms are becoming more available and accessible. One of those is music: as a way of helping care for and...
Eight Great Dementia Products That Can Make Life Easier

Eight Great Dementia Products That Can Make Life Easier

A diagnosis of dementia means finding new, adapted and often innovative ways to support everyday living.  This is even more of a challenge during this time of isolation so we have compiled a list and some great products, from low-key to high-tech, that can help make...
Can AI help to diagnose dementia earlier?

Can AI help to diagnose dementia earlier?

University of Cambridge scientists have started work on a trial that aims to use artificial intelligence to help diagnose dementia. The research team, led by consultant neurologist Dr Tim Rittman, hopes that in the first year of the trial the AI system, which uses...
Memory Walks: take a stroll and reach your goal!

Memory Walks: take a stroll and reach your goal!

You may have seen the current TV and press ads for Alzheimer’s Society’s upcoming Memory Walks. But what is a Memory Walk and how can you get involved? Memory Walks take place in September and October each year, and are simply walking routes organised by Alzheimer’s...
Seven Sleeping Sins

Seven Sleeping Sins

The damage to the brain that leads to dementia can start up to two decades before symptoms first appear. Harmful proteins can collect and form plaques and tangles in the brain which as the disease progresses, can lead to key areas of the brain to shrink. Some recent...
The best medicine: Live music for those in a care setting

The best medicine: Live music for those in a care setting

At Dementia Network we’ve written regularly about the benefits of music for those living with all forms of dementia. From calming a disorientated or agitated sufferer to helping retrieve long-lost memories, music really can reach the parts of the brain that other...
Admiral Nurses – A lifeline for Dementia patients

Admiral Nurses – A lifeline for Dementia patients

An Admiral Nurse is a specialist Registered Mental Health Nurse who can offer tailored support for people living with Dementia.They are specialists in their area and act as care-coordinators who can provide expert, practical, clinical and emotional support to families...
Five clever safety devices for those living with dementia

Five clever safety devices for those living with dementia

There are a range of products on the market right now that can help to give carers a little peace of mind when it comes to a loved one’s safety. We all know about grab rails and safety cups, but here are a few more clever devices you may not have heard off.  Our eye...
Mindfulness – the key to reducing dementia risk?

Mindfulness – the key to reducing dementia risk?

Mindfulness and meditation may be the buzzwords of the current generation, but did you know that science has uncovered a possible link between regular mindfulness and a reduced risk of developing dementia in later life?  A recent study by University College London...