National dementia audit released

7 August, 2019 | Posted in:

The National Audit of Dementia (NAD), part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has lately released its fourth annual audit into care in general hospitals for people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This is expected to rise to one million by 2025 and continue to increase to two […]

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Dementia Action Week is here

22 May, 2019 | Posted in:

This week is Dementia Action Week, and Alzheimer’s Society are emphasising the value of a conversation, showcasing some beautiful discussions between children and people with dementia. The essential message, that those living with dementia are ‘still themselves’ is an important one for us to remember as healthcare professionals too. Whilst there may well come a […]

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A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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Dementia MasterClass Feedback

11 April, 2019 | Posted in:

With our next Dementia MasterClass set to run in November of this year we wanted to share previous delegate’s experiences of the course. The overall course was awarded the highest level, a ‘5’ by 97% of attendees for both its quality and relevance, with over 80% assigning a level ‘5’ to the extent to which […]

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Brain Awareness Week 2019: dementia

13 March, 2019 | Posted in:

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research. The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition as possible, from physiological […]

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Dementia included in the new prevention agenda

7 March, 2019 | Posted in:

When the NHS released its Long Term Plan at the start of the year, there was little specific mention of neurology as a whole, but there was a welcome focus given to dementia. As Jeremy Hughes, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society tweeted, ‘The #NHSLongTermPlan promises new hope that people with dementia – the UK’s biggest killer […]

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Dementia: the latest in treatment and prevention

23 January, 2019 | Posted in:

With over 50 million people living with dementia across the world right now, treatment to help manage symptoms or slow progression is highly sought after and in short supply. At present, there is limited treatment available for the various types of dementia, and the treatment that is available is low efficacy. Parkinson’s dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

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Meeting the societal challenge of dementia

7 January, 2019 | Posted in:

The world is aging, and with age being the most important risk factor in dementia, this is a significant thing to acknowledge. At the moment, over 50 million people are living with dementia and this number is expected to grow exponentially with over 130 million people projected to live with the condition by 2050. The […]

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Why our Dementia Academy is so essential to healthcare – and what it’s doing next

19 December, 2018 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy is educational umbrella to a growing number of neurological conditions, with one-off roadshow series and regular MasterClasses covering a number of specialisms. One of our more recent additions has been the Dementia Academy, which is now preparing to run its sixth MasterClass. Of all the conditions currently affecting our global society, dementia […]

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