My grandmother died when I was eighteen years old, having been diagnosed with Alzehimer’s Disease several years beforehand. I did not see her much as her dementia started to progress; I believe it would have been a landmine of confusion for both of us.
At the launch of its report, Music Reawakening, the charity Arts 4 Dementia, urged doctors to integrate music therapy into the Dementia Care Pathway, which is the support and care given to people with dementia by health and social care.
Today the www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk service launched in Northern Ireland.
A new analysis has estimated that for every child born this year, one in three can be expected to develop dementia during their lifetime. The finding is revealed on World Alzheimer’s Day, a date that sees people around the globe raise awareness of dementia, and the statistic goes a long way to demonstrate the scale