The aim of the week is to encourage individuals to think of those they know who are living with dementia and is asking what we can do to make life more manageable and enjoyable for them.
Alzheimer’s, which is the common cause of dementia affects more than 40,000 people in the UK. Over time it diminishes peoples ability to think and remember and gradually suffers ability to use language will deteriorate.
There are a number of drugs available which can slow the disease but there is not yet a known cure. However, recently many developments have been made by researchers looking into the use of magnetic pulses to influence brain activity.
Stimulating the brain with magnetic pulses may help those with Alzheimer’s disease improve their use of language though it is still very much in the experimental stages.
To read more about magnetic brain stimulation click here.
To find out more about Dementia Awareness Week visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.