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The Practical Alzheimer’s team ( brings together practical information on living with Alzheimer’s and the latest news and views on the disease, informed by medical opinion and patient experience. We regularly meet with specialists in Alzheimer’s and dementia to make sure the content we produce is credible, relevant and newsworthy. We also seek the views and feedback of those living with Alzheimer’s. Email the team at:

Something’s Wrong With My Husband…


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Written by Lyn McLaurine “Lyn, it’s the nursing home. We’re calling to talk about Bill’s rapid decline.”   Bill is adored at Prairie Sunset. He has become part of their family. Because of his young age (he just turned 58 … Continue reading


How one picture can be worth a thousand words


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Written by Darren Gormley A few years ago I was contacted by a speech therapist who asked if I would visit Mark, an 82 year old man diagnosed with mixed dementia. The speech therapist had been working with Mark as part of … Continue reading


When it’s no longer safe to drive


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Many people will spend decades behind the wheel of a car. For some this is a lifelong passion and a symbol of independence, while for others it’s just a necessary part of modern life. However, there comes a time when we … Continue reading


The most important job of my life


Written by Rhonda Brantley You’ve heard about Alzheimer’s and dementia for years, but never suspected it would creep into your own home. Much like cancer, a house fire or losing your life savings, we just don’t anticipate bad things happening to us. Those … Continue reading


Talking to the family about Alzheimer’s


Many people are afraid to talk about mental health. In many ways, it is one of the last great taboos in modern society. But talking is very important. When a loved one begins to lose their mental faculties, they may … Continue reading