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Dementia in society


In this section we report on the social impact of dementia, on how dementia is portrayed in the arts and media (e.g. theatre, films and television) and on celebrities diagnosed with dementia.

12/11/2019 Conference in Berlin explores important issues related to dementia in the acute hospital care setting
11/11/2019 Online campaign aims to raise awareness of the problem of pain under-diagnosis and under-treatment in dementia
04/11/2019 Bill Gates contributes $10 million award to the Alzheimer’s Association ‘Part the Cloud’ programme
31/10/2019 Sensory device to improve wellbeing for people with advanced dementia captures media attention in Wales
09/10/2019 No universal “best time” for people living with dementia to move to a care home, study finds
21/09/2019 James McKillop receives 2019 Richard Taylor Advocates Award
18/09/2019 Pope Francis highlights dementia during General Audience address
05/07/2019 Europe has three of top four “Innovative Carer Practices” as identified by the International Alliance of Carer Organizations
05/07/2019 People with dementia in England have spent almost EUR 16.5 billion of their own money on care since 2017
10/06/2019 Family carers in Ireland are turning to the internet for support and social connections, due to lack of availability of home care
27/05/2019 4th annual“Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland” conference held
15/04/2019 Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) launches global dementia attitudes survey
01/03/2019 Jayne Goodrick receives Points of Light award forher work advocating for people with dementia and carers
06/02/2019 German football legend Rudi Assauer has died due to complications from Alzheimer's disease
09/01/2019 Music is so beneficial it should be part of all dementia care pathways, UK campaign says