New Year Resolutions

by Wendy Mitchell. OK, so we’re all used to New Years Resolutions at this time of year. Many of you may have resolved to lose weight, drink less, exercise more, but we’d like to ask all Healthcare professionals to think big, and make one special resolution, one that could change peoples lives and give people …

Imagine a Christmas without dementia

by Wendy Mitchell Imagine a Christmas without dementia Imagine how wonderful that would be Imagine never having to go through the trauma of a diagnosis Imagine never having to see a loved one forget who you are Imagine never having to live with the fear of dementia coming into your life Sadly ‘imagine’ Is all …

Keep my Hope alive – #HandOutHope

by Hilary Doxford Well sadly we are nearly through another year and it looks as though our best Christmas present – a cure or disease modifying agent – is being held for a future Christmas. But this has been another year where thanks to research, many new ideas and changes are being put in place …

The budget has come round once more

by Wendy Mitchell. Well, the budget has come round once more and with comments such as ‘plugging the gap’ bantered about, it just highlights the brink on which we stand for social care. Reading about social care needs and provision and benefit regulations being changed doesn’t give me ‘Hope’. However, when I look at research …

To all healthcare professionals

by Wendy Mitchell Imagine yourselves in my shoes – being given a diagnosis of Young onset dementia. Your life falls apart, you feel worthless and of no use to anyone any more……Services are non existent so you feel abandoned. That’s what happened to me when I was diagnosed. Now, Imagine, if someone came along and …

Dementia is still playing catch up.

Why? Not only are we way behind in research investment compared to other conditions, we desperately need people willing to participate in research to help find a cure, a disease modifier or just to improve the quality of our lives.We are no different to the rest of the population in our hopes and aspirations. We …

Join dementia research

by Chris Roberts. After a diagnosis of dementia your whole family also receive the diagnosis, it becomes a team effort, it can affect everyone around you. As yet there is no cure for any of the dementias or anything to prevent it, but there are ways, living a healthy lifestyle etc, that we can reduce …

#HandOutHope

by Hilary Doxford. There is always hope, but sometimes we need help to find it. Hope makes a tremendous difference to my quality of life. I find that hope from research, both as an active participant and just knowing what is actually happening out there. When I received my diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, …