Is Dementia Hereditary?

Is Dementia Hereditary?

Is Dementia Hereditary?

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, 1 in 4 people know someone close to them who is living with dementia – but is dementia hereditary? It is a known fact that families look alike. This is because of genes. Genes are complex structures comprised of DNA that make up...
What is Vascular Dementia?

What is Vascular Dementia?

At Memory Matters, we are often asked about the different types of dementia. What is vascular dementia? And what causes it? Vascular dementia is a type of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms caused by several progressive medical...
What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? Contrary to popular belief, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not the same, although both terms are often used interchangeably. The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Dementia is an umbrella...
What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

It’s normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, illnesses and certain medicines. However, if you’re over the age of 65 and are becoming increasingly forgetful and confused, then it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of...
Help: The Reality Behind The Story

Help: The Reality Behind The Story

The devastating impact coronavirus had on our care homes in the early months of the pandemic are displayed in Channel 4’s one-off drama ‘Help’ penned by Jack Thorne (This is England, His Dark Materials). Depicting a young care worker left to staff an...