Depression may double dementia risk, say researchers

Having depression may nearly double the risk of developing dementia later in life, new research suggests.

Experts know that the two conditions often co-exist, but Read More..

Poll finds that 31% of people would not know how to get support following a diagnosis of dementia

Alzheimer’s Society has found that although 1 in 3 people over 65 will die with dementia, almost a third (31%) of people would not know how to get information and support if they received a diag Read More..

Dementia - losing out - to cancer in funding stakes

Dementia ‘losing out’ to cancer in funding stakes Each dementia patient costs the economy £27,647 each year Dementia now costs the UK economy twice as much as cancer but gets a fraction of the fu Read More..

Dementia funding FELL the year after Labour said it was a "priority"

Funding for dementia research actually fell in the year after the Government pledged to make it a priority, says a damning report by MPs.

Three years on, dementia is still rated as less Read More..

Caring for Dementia Patients - Handle Feelings with Care

Caring for loved ones with dementia is physically and emotionally demanding. Dementia is a chronic illness with no cure presently but there are treatments available to manage the symptoms and slow Read More..

Better Care for Dementia?

Dementia services in England are not getting the priority that was promised, the National Audit Office has said.

It urges the Department of Health to demonstrate that its Read More..

See your GP first if you feel stressed

The economy may be on the brink of an upturn, but the effects of recession are still being felt in GP surgeries. We have seen increasing numbers of patients with stress and anxiety as a result Read More..

David Blunkett to leave his brain to dementia researchers

David Blunkett has pledged to leave his brain to scientists for dementia research.

The former Home Secretary is supporting a campaign to draw attention to the severe shortage of brains ne Read More..