September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? The annual event includes World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21. This is a chance to campaign and raise awareness about the stigma that still exists surrounding dementia. Organisations and individuals everywhere...
Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

A different kind of book review this week; Still Alice is a novel (and subsequently a film) that sees a successful scientist completely thrown off course by a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of just 50.  Alice Howland is a cognitive psychology...
New medication may stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks

New medication may stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks

A trial drug that had initially been dropped by its makers has now been hailed as a potential miracle medication for those living with Alzheimer’s.    The US biotech companies Biogen and Eisai had scrapped the experimental drug Aducanumab after trials failed. But...
Dancing with Dementia by Christine Bryden

Dancing with Dementia by Christine Bryden

Dancing with Dementia is a powerful account of the australian academic Christine Bryden’s personal journey living with dementia. Bryden is a well-known author and advocate, having been awarded the Australia Medal (OBE equivalent) for her efforts in bringing...