Three of the best exercises to reduce the symptoms of dementia, and other stories…

We’ve selected a few recent dementia-related stories that we think may be of interest to you, including how Sainsbury’s made employee with dementia feel ‘happy and valued’…


Three of the best exercises to reduce the symptoms of dementia

Early stage dementia symptoms can include mood changes, memory loss, confusion, and difficulty following a conversation.

But, as the condition develops, patients can experience bladder incontinence, communication problems, and mobility problems.

But, these three simple exercises could help to reduce problems with moving about.

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Sainsbury’s made employee with dementia feel ‘happy and valued’

A son has praised Sainsbury’s on Twitter for supporting his mum to stay on at work, “going above and beyond to make sure she’s happy and feeling valued”.

With tweets that have gone viral, Doron Salomon, thanked the supermarket in Kenton, North London, for keeping her on, after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, with an occupational health assessment showing the disease was so advanced that “in essence, she was unemployable”.

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World-leading dementia researchers win 2018 Brain Prize

The 2018 Brain Prize was awarded to Professors John Hardy (London), Bart De Strooper (London and Leuven), Michel Goedert (Cambridge) and Christian Haass (Munich) for their ground-breaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease.

This year’s winners have, individually and together, revolutionised our understanding of the changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and related types of dementias. Their contributions to research form the foundations for finding new ways to diagnose, treat and possibly even prevent Alzheimer’s and other devastating diseases of the ageing brain.

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What you can do to help a lost elderly person with dementia

Emergency services are joining forces as the number of people with dementia who go missing increases every year.

More and more people, mostly the elderly, are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia in the UK.

One of the main symptoms of these illnesses is increased confusion and loss of memory, which means it is easy for sufferers to get lost and disorientated.

Kent Search and Rescue work alongside the police and fire service to help locate people with dementia who go missing.

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