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Why we must make elder abuse an imprisonable offence

Gary FitzGerald, Head of Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) explains why the charity has launched a campaign for new laws to protect older people who have suffered abuse.The abuse of older people is routinely recognised as a major issue, not just in the UK, but in many countries across the world.Both the United Nations and […]

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  • 27 June 2016

App provides virtual reality view of dementia

Alzheimers Research UK have developed a virtual reality app that helps you experience the world through the eyes of someone living with dementia.A Walk through Dementia‚ÄčA Walk Through Dementia is an Android-exclusive app which gives users a 360-degree video experience that shows how simple tasks can become extremely complex for people suffering from the disease. Featuring 3 […]

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  • 21 June 2016

20 things NOT to say or do to a person with dementia

Kate Swaffer When it comes to identifying the things that have the power to annoy, hinder or offend someone coping with dementia, Kate Swaffer should know. Not prepared to accept that life was over, when she was diagnosed with dementia 8 years ago, this Australian 57 year old mum-of-2  has turned herself into a prominent campaigner, […]

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  • 4 June 2016

Angela Ripon explores the truth about dementia for the BBC

Angela Ripon has a very personal perspective when it comes to discussing dementia. Her mother, Edna, suffered from the condition for 5 years before her death aged 89 in 2009, and she now believes her father was also showing the early signs before he died suddenly of a heart attack in 2004. She has never shied […]

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  • 10 May 2016