Category Archives: Carers

DNA Changes Affect Age Of Dementia Onset, UK

DNA Changes Affect Age Of Dementia Onset, UK

Article Date: 07 Apr 2011

Exciting research which sheds light on the processes that take place during early onset dementia was revealed at an event in London.

Dr Emma Jones from Kings College was speaking at a research roadshow hosted by Alzheimer’s Society.

Dr Jones has found that it is not just changes within specific genes that can affect the age that a person develops dementia but that changes outside of these genes may also be important. She found that if a small section of DNA was present close to the Alzheimer’s associated gene, APP, then individuals developed dementia earlier.

Could you please help by knitting some breasts

An email from California from someone who wanted to knit her great-granny a breast to comfort her after a mastectomy

I am launching a volunteer project here in the US to provide women who’ve undergone mastectomies with the option of knit, crocheted or fabric prosthetic breasts (with a less ‘medical’ look to them, and an opportunity for these women to process their journey in color and texture, to express themselves, to feel feminine, strong, average, wild, balanced, or any other way they wish to express). In my research I have come across many references to breast models for lactation training in the UK.

Wonderful son helping his mum get through cancer treatment

Sheringham boy’s mascot role is a boost for sick mum

By Richard Batson Thursday, April 7, 2011
7:00 AM

 A mother-of-two battling cancer was given a big boost when her son was a match-day mascot for Norwich City as the team chalked up its biggest win of the season.