About Dementia with Lewy Bodies

About Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy Body (DLB) is a type of dementia, accounting for about 10-15% of all dementia cases. It affects approximately 100,000 people in the UK and over one million people in the USA. Dementia with Lewy body has a ..

Aug 9, 2021 Catherine Verner
About Frontotemporal Dementia

About Frontotemporal Dementia

Usually, people associate memory loss and confusion as early signs of dementia, but today we shine a light on changes in personality, behaviour and language which can also be early signs of dementia. You might observe a family member showing ..

Aug 4, 2021 Catherine Verner
About Vascular Dementia

About Vascular Dementia

What is Vascular Dementia? Vascular dementia is a broad term used to describe a form of dementia associated with changes in blood circulation in the brain. It is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease, and is ..

Aug 4, 2021 Catherine Verner
About Alzheimer’s Disease

About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who first noticed changes in the brain tissue of one of his female patients who died from an unknown condition. The patient’s symptoms were ..

Aug 4, 2021 Catherine Verner
Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

You may be wondering the reasons behind why some people experience dementia.  Well, there are a number of risks associated with the onset of dementia.  In this article, we consider what we can and can’t do to reduce our own ..

Aug 4, 2021 Catherine Verner
Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

In our article “What to Expect when Being Assessed”, we discuss important information used by consultants when considering a diagnosis of dementia.  Everyone’s experience will be different, however, below we share John’s path to a diagnosis of dementia. Here is ..

Jun 7, 2021 Catherine Verner
Receiving a New Diagnosis

Receiving a New Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a frightening experience.  It is, therefore, important that the diagnosis takes place in a timely manner that is correct for you, in the right place, by the right person, and that you are ..

May 27, 2021 Catherine Verner
Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

Have you or your loved one noticed changes that affect daily life and want to find out if the reason is dementia or something else? This article outlines the diagnostic criteria for dementia and how doctors approach, assess and investigate ..

May 25, 2021 Catherine Verner
What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

If you are worried about your memory, it’s a good idea to go along to the doctor (which you might refer to as a GP, family doctor or primary physician depending on the country you reside in). If you are ..

May 24, 2021 Catherine Verner
Interview with Catherine

Interview with Catherine

Catherine is the author of the first of  two books in her series “Dementia Care at Home”.  She cared for her mother for over a decade at home, from diagnosis until her mother sadly passed away in October 2020.  Catherine’s ..

May 10, 2021 Pooja Jain