Radio 4 Program on Dementia Presented by Joan Bakewell

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On 16 Decemebr 2014 on BBC Radio 4, the veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell ( now in her eighties) l presented a 36 minute program on dementia. How it creeps up on people and affects their lives and the lives of …

UK will lead search for dementia cure, says PM

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Britain is to lead the search for a cure for dementia – one of the ‘greatest enemies of humanity’, David Cameron will say today. The article is entitled: ‘UK will lead search for dementia cure, says PM: Cameron vows to …

BBC Series – Saints & Scroungers

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The Lewy Body Society has been approached by the BBC Series – Saints & Scroungers. They have asked if we have a supporter who would be willing to appear in the series. The person would need to appear in the …

Alzheimer’s Blood Test Breakthrough

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“British scientists have made a “major step forward” in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start …

King Lear portrayed with dementia with Lewy bodies

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Source: The Telegraph King Lear could have been living with Lewy Body dementia, the actor Simon Russell Beale has suggested, as he discloses the medical research he undertook before taking on the role. With screenings of the National Theatre Live …

Mass memory and reasoning tests ‘track dementia risk’

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Source: BBC News 2 May 2014 A third of a million adults in the UK are to be invited to take part in the world’s biggest study of cognitive function.The aim of the trial, funded by the Medical Research Council, …