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Aug 9, 2021

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About Dementia with Lewy Bodies

About Dementia with Lewy Bodies

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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 4, 2021

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About Frontotemporal Dementia

About Frontotemporal Dementia

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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

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About Vascular Dementia

About Vascular Dementia

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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

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About Alzheimer’s Disease

About Alzheimer’s Disease

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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

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Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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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 ..

Jun 7, 2021

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Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

Case Study: Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

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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 ..

May 27, 2021

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Receiving a New Diagnosis

Receiving a New Diagnosis

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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 25, 2021

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Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

Diagnostic Criteria for Dementia

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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 24, 2021

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What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

What to Expect When Being Diagnosed

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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 ..