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My family and dementia

Beth Britton

Imagine spending your teens and twenties watching a beloved parent living with dementia. I did, and this is my story… When I tell people that my dad had vascular dementia for about 19 years, the usual reaction is one of surprise – can you really live with dementia for that long? The answer is a […]

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A dementia lifeline

Lee Pearse

My mum Valerie was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2007, aged just 59. People often don’t have a choice about the dementia world; you’re suddenly in it and your life changes rapidly. It‘s incredibly important that we all talk and support one another. I set up The Valerie Foundation in honour of my mum, for […]

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Down’s syndrome and dementia: what’s the link?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

It often comes as a surprise to people that there’s a link between Down’s syndrome and dementia. But more than 60% of people with Down’s syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s – the most common form of dementia – before the age of 60. With our help, scientists are unravelling why. Genetic duplication in Down’s syndrome The […]