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Here you will find insights, news and developments from our expert contributors, our supporters and our charity team. If you have any comments about the Blog or any topics you would like us to cover, please use our ‘Contact us’ page to let us know. You can learn about our expert contributors here… 

to Sahana Vaidyanathan

We would like to say how very grateful we are to Sahana Vaidyanathan, aged 13, for the fantastic fundraising she has been doing over the past three years in memory of her grandfather.

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Communication and dementia

When someone has dementia, it changes the ways in which you can communicate with them.  As the illness progresses over time, it is not only memory that becomes weakened.  The person will almost certainly lose some of the language skills that they have had since childhood. The pattern of language

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Choosing a care home

Choosing a care home is one of the most emotionally difficult and expensive decisions that anyone will ever make. The work involved is significant, and the process is usually exhausting for everyone involved.

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Design and dementia

While we work hard for a dementia cure in the future there is a lot that can be done to make life easier for people who live with dementia now. In this post I want to focus on what can be done in the design of the environment.

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Causes of dementia

Dementia is caused by a range of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular disease or head injury. It is estimated that more than 55 million people are living with dementia, and this is predicted to rise to 78 million by 2030.

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