Have you been recently diagnosed with Dementia or do you know anyone in your family or a close friend who has been diagnosed with Dementia? Then you should certainly read this guide that has been created by the Alzheimer's Society
According to a new study by an international group of researchers, 90% of all cases of dementia in China remain undetected. This is, in large, due to a lack of mental healthcare education of high-risk groups in rural areas.
Consequently, it is our mandate to improve the awareness of the disease among this group to improve the state of living for families and caregivers.
Read the full article here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2013/07-July/Over-90-percent-of-dementia-cases-in-China-are-undetected.aspx
Izzy Lee, 36 is an artist manager from Islington, north London. Earlier this year she recorded a charity single for Dementia UK in memory of her father William who passed away earlier this year.
She said: “Society has stigmatized dementia. People assume that those with the condition will be put into homes, or are crazy because they lose their memory. My dad was very independent, so kept his diagnosis from me and my brother because he was a very proud man.”
On March 21, Lee’s father went missing from his home for four days and was eventually discovered miles away. It is suspected that he died from hypothermia.
Through her grief, the mother-of-two decided to write An Angel, to share the impact her father’s death had on the family.
Scientists from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have published an article in the journal "Neurology" where they forecast an increase in cases of dementia by a factor of 3 in the next 30-40 years.
Read more about it here: http://www.health24.com/news/Alzheimers_and_dementia/1-890,79292.asp
We are happy to announce that on September 21st, 2013 (coinciding with the World Dementia Day), we will be hosting the first World Dementia Summit, bringing together thought leaders on Dementia from science, industry, politics as well as international organizations to discuss the future of dementia and to come up with an action plan on how to combat this disease.
We stumbled upon this insightful article on Science Daily, discussing whether camels can help fight Alzheimer's disease? In this article they announce the discovery of a new class of antibody in camelids (camels, dromedaries, llamas, and alpacas) that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, diffuse into brain tissue, and reach specific targets. Having such antibodies, which are naturally available, may be part of a "game changer" in the outcomes for people with brain diseases that are poorly diagnosed and treated, at best, using today's tools.
Read the full article here.