Monthly Archives: December 2015

Actress Phyllida Law describes caring for her dementia stricken Mother

Phyllida Law, mother of actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson, has described the burden of caring for a parent stricken by dementia.The 83-year-old, whose extensive roll-call includes appearances in the 1993 film version of Much Ado about Nothing and more recently as a guest star in Foyle’s War, looked after her mother, Meg, for several years […]

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  • 16 December 2015

3D gaming could provide a novel new dementia treatment

Playing three dimensional video games may protect against the dulling of memory that comes with age, a study has found.Scientists believe 3D gaming could provide a novel treatment for people affected by age-related memory loss or dementia. Student volunteers playing the game Super Mario 3D World boosted their performance in memory tests by around 12% – […]

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  • 14 December 2015

Using music to comfort dementia patients in hospital

It is widely acknowledged that music can have a powerful effect on our emotions and moods. After the overwhelming success of a scheme to bring their favourite music to patients and their families at a Glasgow hospice, Scottish researchers have decided to analyse the effects of personalised music playlists on dementia patients in hospitals in the […]

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  • 12 December 2015

British Legion dementia support services extend to Somerset and Hampshire

The British Legion is working with Dementia UK, the charity which funds Admiral Nurses, to support the Armed Forces’ community and their families who are affected by dementia.  The service which is currently operating successfully in Lancashire and the West Midlands is now being extended to the South of the county in Somerset and Hampshire, thanks […]

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  • 6 December 2015