Babies crawl around on mats, playing with colourful plastic toys. Toddlers and parents sit on the floor chatting. A bag of instruments - triangles, shakers and drums - is waiting to be fought over. It...
An elderly senior adult woman with progressively deteriorating dementia is smiling absent-mindedly as she looks out the restaurant window during breakfast.
Cees would visit Nel in the nursing home twice a day, every day.
It's common for people to think dementia and Alzheimer's disease are just two terms for exactly the same thing - but they aren't. As Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa's global director for Dementia Care,...
"I can still have meaningful relationships -- don't be shy around me."
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Carers and sufferers battle stigmas surrounding the illness.
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If you dream a lot when you sleep you may be less likely to develop dementia, new research suggests. A study by a Swinburne researcher has found that dementia in the elderly can be predicted by measur...
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Most people associate the early stages of dementia with symptoms such as getting confused or struggling to recall details, but now scientists have revealed something that could be far more telling. T...
Ninety-one-year-old lovebirds Nic and Trees Elderhorst kissed each other goodbye and, while still holding hands, died together in a rare double euthanasia, a Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported...
Soduko and other "brain-training" games do little to prevent dementia, contrary to widespread belief, a report has revealed. More than one third of people surveyed by Age UK believed such puzzles were...
The complex will mirror a real community and is modelled on a project from The Netherlands.
More than 400,000 Australians currently live with the disease.
More than 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, new research suggests. People are living longer lives, which is fuelling a rise in the number with the condition, experts...
Brain training games can help boost memory and reduce the problems associated with the very earliest stages of dementia, such as forgetting where your car keys are, according to a new study. Researche...
Scientists have found that doses of a drug designed to treat epilepsy, also has a benefit in restoring normal brain activity in those with mild Alzheimer's disease. Anti-epilepsy drug 'Levetiracetam'...
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With 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, chances are you'll know someone suffering from the disease. It is incredibly difficult for the individual and their loved ones, as simple tasks we take for...
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With every passing year our brains tend to get a little less sharp, because like every other organ in the body, our brain ages over time. This decreases memory performance and cognitive ability, meani...
After another night with a few too hours sleep, we are all guilty of chain-drinking our way into a caffeinated hole. And even if we aren't drinking tea to stave off the exhaustion, everyone knows t...
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Meet John O'Malley, the 'King' of Blacktown Hospital.
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Yet another reason to drink more tea.
Diet could be a powerful mode of prevention, according to a study that supports previous research findings.
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It currently costs the taxpayer $14.6 billion.
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Researchers followed more than 2,300 Finnish men for more than 20 years.
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The initiative is designed to keep track of those with dementia.
Here's how to care for your loved ones.
Tragically, my mother no longer has memories. My mother, my Mum, has Alzheimer’s.
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One person takes their own life every three hours.
Jones' representative released a statement after the actor was named a recipient for a notable BAFTA award.
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It's a potential health and economic crisis.
Actress Charmian Carr, who captivated audiences with her portrayal of Liesl Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" film, has died of complications from a rare form of dementia, according to her website. Sh...
As a working mother, also studying double undergraduate degrees at university, it was like being struck by lightning. Our youngest son said at the time: "But Mum, isn’t that a funny old persons disease?" We laughed, but eventually the gravity of the situation took its toll, and I cried for weeks.
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Researchers have found the evidence that singing and art skills can improve with the disease.
While there can be no guarantee that following a brain healthy lifestyle will prevent dementia, there is increasing evidence it can help to maintain normal cognition and potentially delay the onset of symptoms by a number of years.