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69,751. 15 Minutes Online Test For Dementia. Daily Mail 14th May 2011
69,752. She walked away from the house one day and she didn’t know where she was and nobody knew where she was, so that was the end of my being able to take care of her because I couldn’t keep her safe any more. Louis Theroux: Extreme Love II – Dementia, Janet
69,753. We tell white lies all day long here. ibid. supervisor
69,754. The residents of the memory support unit exist in a twilight of half-remembered reality. Staff have a philosophy of going along with the delusions of the residents. ibid. Louis
69,755. It’s reckoned that one in eight Americans aged sixty-five and over has Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The rates climb alarmingly with age ... Many sufferers are cared for at home by their loved ones. ibid.
69,756. Nancy, what’s your name? ibid. Nancy’s husband
69,757. It can strike people in their forties or in rare cases even younger. ibid. Louis
69,758. The ones they love face a different kind of struggle. ibid.
69,759. An ever shrinking circle of forgetfulness. ibid.
69,760. The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care? (Dementia & Old Age) Terry Pratchett
69,761. Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer. (Dementia & Illness) David Perlmutter
75,571. Dementia: with an ageing population it’s one of the fastest growing diseases in Britain. (Health Service & Dementia & Old Age) Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day II
84,011. New ways of treating the condition – bringing with them new hope ... One in three of us will develop dementia later in life. Living with Dementia: Tonight, ITV 2014
84,012. Dementia is a progressive condition which strips people of their memories and destroys their ability to think and communicate. ibid.
88,566. Imagine forgetting where everything is. Being confused by a kettle. And getting lost in your own home. For 55-year-old Chris Roberts this is the reality of life with dementia. Living with Dementia: Chris’s Story, BBC 2016
51,163. Chris is one of eight hundred and fifty thousand people living with Dementia in Britain today. ibid.
108,678. My relationship with my grandparents has always been unusually close … A brain-scan revealed that granddad was suffering from dementia and that’s when I started filming. Granddad, Dementia & Me, BBC 2017, Dominic
108,679. If I could bear to watch them fall apart. ibid.
108,680. Mood swings and a dramatic loss of short-term memory. ibid.
120,479. He is obsessed about nan. He can swap between rage and sentimentality within half an hour. ibid. Dominic’s aunt
108,681. It got so bad we decided he needed medical help … and sectioned under the mental health act. I was shocked such drastic action was taken. ibid. Dominic
108,682. It only took a couple of weeks for her [nan] to hit breaking point. ibid.
108,683. There’s no happy ending to this story. ibid. nan
112,839. I was a professional footballer for 20 years. I was taught to head a football and practiced sometimes over 100 times a day in training. Never ever did I think heading footballs could be dangerous for me. I know ex-footballers who have had this [dementia] … Could the beautiful game be dangerous? (Football & Dementia) Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me, BBC 2017
112,840. Jeff [Astle] died in 2002 at the age of 59. At his inquest the coroner said he died of dementia brought on by years of heading a football. (Football & Dementia) ibid.
113,008. Family homes across the country are disappearing. Sold to pay for long-term care. So why in some areas can you get the same support for free? (Dementia & Care) Dispatches: How to Avoid the Dementia Tax, Channel 4 2017
113,009. Anyone with more than £23,250 in assets must pay towards that. If they go into care, then the value of the house counts towards the cost provided no-one is living in it. (Dementia & Care) ibid.