National screening programme for Alzheimer's disease on horizon as drugs due by 2025

National screening programme for Alzheimer's disease on horizon as drugs due by 2025

A national screening programme to pick up Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon, experts have said, after insisting that drugs to fight dementia will be ready within 10 years.

And once drugs were able to treat the disease, a programme to find those at most risk will almost certainly follow, experts told a briefing in London.

The invention that helped me write again

The invention that helped me write again

When Emma Lawton was 29 she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
As a graphic designer, drawing is a huge part of her life but over the past three years the tremor in her hands has grown more pronounced stopping her from writing and drawing straight lines.
Enter Haiyan Zhang and her invention that is changing Emma's life

Alzheimer's is not normal aging - and we can cure it

Alzheimer's is not normal aging - and we can cure it

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer's research from his lab as well as a message of hope. "Alzheimer's is a disease," Cohen says, "and we can cure it."

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends

We're all too aware that Dementia is becoming more and more prevalent in society and that's why we want to make sure we're as well-trained and well-prepared as possible when it comes to delivering care and support to people with Dementia.

A major step in this direction was taken recently when the whole Abney & Baker care team received training from the Dementia Action Alliance and qualified as Dementia Friends.

Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

We recently had a fantastic time helping out at the Chandler Close Lunch Club. After losing the funding for a warden, Chandler Close has been finding it harder to put on the social events that are so important not only to their residents but also to residents in the area who benefit from the chance to meet and spend time together.

When we heard about this, we were only too happy to lend a hand serving a fantastic roast lunch to just about the friendliest bunch of people you could imagine.

My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.