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...
The ‘D’ Word – UK Health Radio Interview

The ‘D’ Word – UK Health Radio Interview

The ‘D’ Word is the UK’s only dementia based radio show. Talking to experts and people living with dementia, presenter Pete Hill aims to raise the profile of the condition that affects 50 million people across the globe. The radio programme is...