Tag Archives: Dementia

Christmas plight of 700,000 in silent caring for loved ones with dementia

Unpaid carers spend 1.3 billion hours a year supporting partners and relatives (Image: GETTY) A “silent army” of unpaid carers spend 1.3 billion hours a year supporting partners and relatives, Alzheimer’s Society said. Their work saves the economy about £11.6billion a year but many will not get a break during the festive season – and… Read More »

Dementia, but Prettier

Photo Julianne Moore in a scene from “Still Alice.”Credit Linda Kallerus/Sony Pictures Classics, via Associated Press Do casting directors insist on remarkable cheekbones when they’re lining up actors to play characters with dementia? Think about it: Julie Christie in “Away From Her.” Genevieve Bujold in “Still Mine.” Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. And here’s one… Read More »