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Blue badge parking permits to be rolled out to people with hidden disabilities, Government proposes

Proposal aims to give people with conditions including dementia and autism better access to work, shops and social events .  For further details please see link   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/blue-badge-parking-permits-disabilities-criteria-autism-dementia-hidden-transport-department-a8170256.html  

Many unaware that diabetes tied to higher risk of dementia

The devastating effect diabetes has on the brain is being hugely underestimated, experts have warned.

Please see link for more details.  https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/many-unaware-that-diabetes-tied-to-higher-risk-of-dementia/ar-BBEWcYg?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=mailsignout


Can we end damaging dementia psychosis cycle?

A new research report calls for a change in approach in the treatment of psychosis in dementia, to find alternatives to highly damaging antipsychotics.

Please see link for further details.   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171002092252.htm



Losing sense of smell could be a warning sign of dementia

Losing the ability to smell peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather could be an accurate early warning sign of dementia, according to a new study.  Further details in link.


Which dementia is it? New, easy-to-use tool may help.

In a study, published today in the journal Neurology, researchers show how a simple and non-invasive tool could hold promise as a way to classify whether a person has frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or a healthy brain.

For further details please see link http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/which-dementia-is-it-new-easy-to-use-tool-may-help/