This blog is a cross-post with The Huffington Post. When people hear the word Alzheimer’s, many envision an elderly person shut away in the depths of a care home. As a 25-year-old, I was all too aware that young people assume that it’s a natural part of ageing, and nothing for them to worry about […]
Archive | August, 2017
In May last year, when we joined forces with Deutsche Telekom and researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) to launch the citizen science project Sea Hero Quest, we could not have anticipated the sensational response the game would have. The mobile app put your sense of direction to the test and challenged you to […]
Adele Lootes is the primary carer for her partner Lance, who was diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia four years ago, at the age of 45. Adele describes what life has been like, living with Lance.
As I was sitting holding Mum’s hand in the hospital, I thought of all she meant to me and the number of times she had held my hand. I pretty much knew this was the last time she would do so. Mum had dedicated decades of her life to being the best mother and grandma […]
With each heartbeat, blood vessels deliver around 15% of your blood up into your brain. This energy-hungry organ can only keep going thanks to the constant supply of nutrients and oxygen that are carried to it in the blood. Hundreds of miles of arteries, veins and capillaries circulate blood around every inch of the brain. […]
This blog is a cross-post with the Association of Medical Research Charities. Too often we hear that dementia is just part and parcel of getting older, that nothing can be done to stop this cruel condition in its tracks. But we know that’s not the case. Dementia is not a by-product of ageing, it is […]
Helen spent nine months before she took a single picture, to be sure to get to know the individuals and capture an image true to their character.
On Tuesday 24 April 2007, Michelle was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 38. We knew there and then that life would never be the same.