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Robotic pets all set to become widespread in dementia care

‚ÄčEvidence suggests that robotic pets really do have the capacity to help people living with dementia. Robotic companions have recently been trialled at 2 separate universities in the UK and the results are very encouraging. The robotic pets have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, promote social interaction, facilitate emotional expression, and improve both […]

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  • 11 March 2018

How much do you know about dementia?

Contrary to popular belief dementia is not a disease in itself, but a collection of symptoms that can have their root cause in many different conditions.  Symptoms will vary from person to person, and although memory loss is the sign most commonly associated with dementia, it is often not the one people living with the […]

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  • 1 November 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

How much do you really know about dementia?

Dementia is not a disease in itself, but a collection of symptoms associated with memory loss, disorientation, and problems with thinking and behaviour. When these symptoms become severe enough to affect the ability to perform everyday tasks, they are referred to under the umbrella term of ‘dementia’.What causes dementia?When it comes to talking about dementia, one […]

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  • 16 February 2016