Alzheimer’s disease sucks. I’ve seen it take my mother-in-law from a successful teacher who taught children to read to a shell of her former self who doesn’t speak and needs help eating, bathing and going to the bathroom. And the worst part? There is no treatment or cure to slow or stop the progression of […]
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This is a cross Blog post with the International Longevity Centre-UK Stigma is an issue that continues to blight progress in dementia research and support for people with dementia and their carers. It is mainly exhibited through fear and people who have the condition being discredited or ostracised. It often stems from wider ageism – the […]
What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot! According to my five-year-old son, this is the ultimate joke and he tells it several times a day. Less amusing are the jokes I’ve experienced throughout my five years working at Alzheimer’s Research UK with dementia used as a punch line.