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The latest Global Burden of Disease Study estimates there are about 53 Million people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This figure is likely to be an underestimate, however, as many people with dementia struggle for years with problems that go unrecognized and unsupported. 

Some are working age, and in our special Dementia issue of the , the review on "" describes diverse experiences of employees developing dementia and their employers.

Raising awareness is the focus of World Alzheimer's Month 2015, and the research community has a duty to inform the global response to people with dementia and their loved ones. As part of Global Action Against Dementia, a spectrum of British agencies including the National Institute for Health Research and Alzheimer's Research UK are investing in a trail-blazing $100 Million Dementia Discovery Fund.

Woody Caan, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health, UK
Editor of the Journal of Public Mental Health

Our Health & Social Care collection boasts vital knowledge and tackles some of the key research questions facing us for the global future: creating parity of physical and mental health, tackling Inequalities in health care provision, caring for an ageing population, creating healthy workforces and improving patient care whilst delivering value for money.

Below is a selection from our latest research on Dementia. Click on the article title for a summary.

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Dementia in the workplace: a review

Recent changes affecting state pension age, and earlier diagnosis, will result in more people with dementia in employment. What support enables people to continue to work post diagnosis and what challenges will they face?

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What do we mean when we talk about dementia? Exploring cultural representations of "dementia"

The language often used to describe people living with a dementia can affect perceptions and contribute to stigma. This paper explores why it is important to understand "dementia" in terms of cultural context.

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Assistive technology in dementia care: methodological issues in research design

Safer walking and monitoring technology for people with memory and related problems is a rapidly advancing field of research. This is an updated discussion on methodological, statistical and ethical issues.

Emerald's charity committee has dedicated its fundraising activities in 2015 to raising as much money for Alzheimer's Research UK as it can. It has raised more than £10,500 so far this year and hopes to raise much more. Take a look back at some of the things it's achieved this year!

In May, the charity committee took part in the 12k Total Warrior challenge, braving fire and ice all to raise money for charity. taking part in "the ultimate test of stamina, strength and determination".

At the start of the year, Emerald staff members were treated to yoga sessions aimed at supporting their well-being, with all net proceeds going to Alzheimer's Research UK. .

For World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September, staff members took part in a competitive 5k canal race along a local route, as well as a bake sale.


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The power of dementia research

Publisher Beth Edgar manages Emerald's Health and Social Care portfolio and back in April she wrote a piece on "" for the Alzheimer's Research UK blog.

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"Every four seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is diagnosed with dementia and there is a greater need for more research to help people affected, along with their friends, family and carers. As our population ages, our awareness…"


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