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“The Cost of Dementia”

The cost of dementia is worn on the faces of the thousands of sufferers and their relatives.  It is also a worry in the back of most older people’s minds in terms of how they might cope financially if one … Continue reading

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“Don’t let them eat cake”

Recent research in America has re-affirmed that being overweight increases your risk of getting diabetes by 60%!  Perhaps more importantly a high fat diet can also lead to damaged brain cells, which play a major role in loss of memory. … Continue reading

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“Fog of Confusion Lifts”

At long last, the inappropriate named N.I.C.E. – National Institute of Clinical Excellence – has agreed to reverse its decision on the early use of Aricept and other similar drugs which have been shown to slow down the onset of … Continue reading

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“Clutching at Hope”

It would be a strange world if we lived our lives from news headlines to news headlines.  The Swine Flu pandemic mobilised action all around the world and then disappeared in a sneeze rather than becoming the next Black Plague. … Continue reading

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A Confused Policy

A recent Department of Health report places the UK eleventh out of 14 developed nations in prescribing four drugs used to help alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. It’s not easy to get a diagnosis to start with, but when you … Continue reading

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Confusion about Confusion

I have hesitated before writing anything on the subject of dementia because it is such a complex medical area with widely different levels of knowledge among clinicians and health care professionals.  In terms of the numbers of people affected, it … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Dementia is an illness which through its actions society most wants to forget.  The forgotten army are the hundreds of thousands of carers, usually spouses or devoted daughters desperately holding on to a loved-one who is slowly disappearing before their eyes.  … Continue reading

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