Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he feared he was showing early signs of dementia

Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he feared he was showing early signs of dementia after feeling a lot ‘slower’… and reveals the results of a recent brain scan By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 18:08 BST, 13 April 2021 | Updated: 18:08 BST, 13 April 2021 Chris Kamara has revealed the results of the brain scan … Read more

Jack Hanna, 74, has been diagnosed with dementia thought to be Alzheimer’s

Good Morning America’s animal expert Jack Hanna, 74, has been diagnosed with dementia thought to be Alzheimer’s, his family shares By Heidi Parker For Published: 19:22 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 19:23 BST, 7 April 2021 The family of respected animal expert Jack Hanna announced that he has been diagnosed with dementia. In … Read more

Photos show how dementia can change the way sufferers perceive their own homes

These fascinating new images reveal how dementia can drastically change the way sufferers see their own homes.  The mock-ups by Canadian residential care firm Amica Senior Lifestyles were made to help carers and relatives understand the challenges of living with dementia. However, the team warned, dementia is a very individual journey that can lead to a range … Read more

Exercise and socialising with friends can lift depression for dementia patients, new study shows 

Exercise and socialising with friends can lift depression for patients with dementia, new study shows Researchers examined different treatments given to more than 28,000 patients They found medication such as antidepressants did not improve symptoms Non-drug interventions, including exercise, massage therapy, animal therapy and ‘social prescribing’ of activities such as singing groups were helpful The … Read more

MPs rage at the FA over lack of action on dementia going back 20 years

MPs have accused the Football Association of being ‘too embarrassed’ to admit how little it spends on research into brain injuries among players during a bruising encounter in Parliament. The politicians became exasperated during an investigation into the link between sport and dementia, which led one member to rebuke the FA’s head of medicine, Dr … Read more

Chris Sutton tells MPs ‘Gordon Taylor has blood on his hands’ over players’ dementia deaths

Premier League winner Chris Sutton has told MPs that the authorities have stood by while players have died as a result of dementia they developed through playing professional football. The former Blackburn Rovers, Celtic and Norwich City striker pulled no punches when he met politicians, who are gathering evidence on the links between sport and … Read more

Eating one rasher of bacon a day increases your chance of getting dementia by 44%, study suggests

Eating processed meat such as sausages, bacon and burgers could dramatically increase the risk of getting dementia, new research shows. The findings suggest that eating just one rasher of bacon a day could increase your chances of developing the disease by a staggering 44 per cent. However meat-lovers need not despair, as scientists conducting the … Read more

Gary Lineker to undergo dementia tests after revealing he, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright fear illness

Gary Lineker will undergo extra tests for dementia after revealing he and fellow pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright fear getting the illness Gary Lineker has revealed his fears of getting dementia in ’10, 15 years time’  The ex-footballer has discussed the subject with Alan Shearer and Ian Wright  Ex-footballers 3.5 times more likely to … Read more

Suffering a single blow to the head can increase your risk of dementia by a quarter

Suffering a head injury just once in your life increases the risk of developing dementia by 25 per cent, a study has found.  People with a history of more blows to the cranium are at even greater risk, with two or more head injuries more than doubling the risk of dementia within 25 years.   Women … Read more

Heartbroken Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen speaks out on her father’s battle with dementia

Sky Sports News presenter Hayley McQueen has opened up on her heartbreak after last month revealing her father Gordon, the former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds United defender, had been diagnosed with vascular dementia.  The 68-year-old’s family released a heartfelt, public statement in February in a bid to raise awareness of the disease and its … Read more