Holby City features prominent dementia storyline

Alzheimer’s Society have worked closely with BBC show Holby City to portray the complex emotions people have to come to terms with after a dementia diagnosis. One of the show’s characters, Carole Copeland, played by Julia Deakin, was diagnosed with vascular dementia earlier this year. In the coming months, the programme will follow Carole’s story as her dementia progresses, […]

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4 unhelpful myths about dementia debunked

Fear of dementia and its potentially devastating effects looms large in the minds of many, but myths and misunderstandings have led to a distorted view of the condition argues Australian psychiatrist and dementia specialist Dr Kailas Roberts. In a recent article in the Guardian, he writes that our “bleak view” of dementia is “often unjustified”. Prevention […]

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