There are an estimated 81,000 people with dementia in the South West and it is predicted this number will rise to more than 100,000 by 2021.Read the full story ›
A family from Falmouth have shared a moving video of their late grandmother to illustrate how music therapy can help with dementia.Read the full story ›
This is the moment pop star Joss Stone gave an impromptu concert at an old people's home - to help with their treatment.Read the full story ›
Memory Walk's take place all over the UK to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society - thousands walked through Bristol on Sunday morning.Read the full story ›
Symptoms of dementia can be mild and go unnoticed for some time. Early diagnosis and the right support will help maintain quality of lifeRead the full story ›
Aardman Animations dementia film features Christopher Eccleston.Read the full story ›
Scientists in Bristol have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s disease.
The research, shows people with Parkinson’s who were given the oral drug rivastigmine were 45% less likely to fall and were considerably steadier when walking, compared to those on the placebo.
Dr Emily Henderson, the principal researcher on the study says the discovery takes us a step closer to improving the quality of life and finding better treatments for people with Parkinson’s.
We already know rivastigmine works to treat dementia by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine. However, our study shows for the first time that it can also improve regularity of walking, speed, and balance. This is a real breakthrough in reducing the risk of falls for people with Parkinson’s.
Many people in the region are mistaking absent-mindedness for dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Society. It's provided a list of signsRead the full story ›
A Big Lottery grant of £300,000 has been made to a project to help people with dementia in Cornwall.
Workshops will be run in five towns around the county. They'll be offered to people who've recently been diagnosed, with the aim of helping them cope at home and keep them involved in the community.
Researchers in Bristol want to find more volunteers to take part in clinical trials for dementia.
Scientists say volunteers are the life blood of their research and the only way they can make progress.
In Bristol several trials are taking place at the moment and healthy volunteers are needed to detect early memory loss, as well as people with Alzheimer's.