Radio 4 Program on Dementia Presented by Joan Bakewell

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 their families. Here is a link to the podcast for those who missed it.

UK will lead search for dementia cure, says PM

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 tackle one of ‘greatest enemies of humanity’ ahead of £15m pledge to fund research into […]

BBC Series – Saints & Scroungers

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 program and be filmed with a carer in their own home. Focus for the program […]

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.