Alzheimer’s Blood Test Breakthrough

“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 of the dementia with 87% accuracy.The findings, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, will […]

King Lear portrayed with dementia with Lewy bodies

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 performance in cinemas in May, read more here.

Mass memory and reasoning tests ‘track dementia risk’

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, is to try to predict what factors may increase the risk of developing dementia. Read […]

Short films on dementia

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced several videos about caring for people with dementia at home and in care homes.