Terrified dementia sufferer, 73, aggressively arrested by cops in Colorado

A police officer has been suspended after arresting a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and leaving her with a fractured arm, after she after she forgot to pay for items at Walmart.  Karen Garner was arrested by Loveland Police on June 26, 2020 after Walmart employees noted that she left the … Read more

Terrified dementia sufferer, 73, aggressively arrested by cops in Colorado

A police officer has been suspended after arresting a 73-year-old woman with dementia, pushing her to the ground and leaving her with a fractured arm, after she after she forgot to pay for items at Walmart.  Karen Garner was arrested by Loveland Police on June 26, 2020 after Walmart employees noted that she left the … Read more

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 

Levels of a toxic gas in the brain could influence whether or not we get dementia and epilepsy, a study reveals. The gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is created inside the body in small doses – and is perhaps best known for carrying the torrid smell of rotten eggs.   H2S is produced in the brain and several … Read more

Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he feared he was showing early signs of dementia

Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he feared he was showing early signs of dementia after feeling a lot ‘slower’… and reveals the results of a recent brain scan By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 18:08 BST, 13 April 2021 | Updated: 18:41 BST, 13 April 2021 Chris Kamara has revealed the results of the brain scan … Read more

Brushing your teeth could help to prevent DEMENTIA, study claims

People with gum disease may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new study.  Scientists took samples of cerebrospinal fluid — which surrounds the brain and spinal cord — and performed bacterial swabs on the gums of volunteers. It revealed people with poor oral health also have higher amyloid beta levels, a dangerous … Read more

Jack Hanna, 74, has been diagnosed with dementia thought to be Alzheimer’s

Good Morning America’s animal expert Jack Hanna, 74, has been diagnosed with dementia thought to be Alzheimer’s, his family shares By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com Published: 19:22 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 19:23 BST, 7 April 2021 The family of respected animal expert Jack Hanna announced that he has been diagnosed with dementia. In … Read more

Photos show how dementia can change the way sufferers perceive their own homes

A series of comparison images are showing the ways in which dementia and similar conditions can drastically change the way sufferers perceive their own homes. The mock-ups by Canadian residential care firm Amica Senior Lifestyles were made to help carers and relatives understand the challenges of living with dementia. However, the team warned, dementia is a very … Read more

Exercise and socialising with friends can lift depression for dementia patients, new study shows 

Exercise and socialising with friends can lift depression for patients with dementia, new study shows Researchers examined different treatments given to more than 28,000 patients They found medication such as antidepressants did not improve symptoms Non-drug interventions, including exercise, massage therapy, animal therapy and ‘social prescribing’ of activities such as singing groups were helpful The … Read more

MPs rage at the FA over lack of action on dementia going back 20 years

MPs have accused the Football Association of being ‘too embarrassed’ to admit how little it spends on research into brain injuries among players during a bruising encounter in Parliament. The politicians became exasperated during an investigation into the link between sport and dementia, which led one member to rebuke the FA’s head of medicine, Dr … Read more

Eating one rasher of bacon a day increases your chance of getting dementia by 44%, study suggests

Eating processed meat such as sausages, bacon and burgers could dramatically increase the risk of getting dementia, new research shows. The findings suggest that eating just one rasher of bacon a day could increase your chances of developing the disease by a staggering 44 per cent. However meat-lovers need not despair, as scientists conducting the … Read more