Dementia prevalence and brain health

Almost ten million people worldwide (over 200,000 in the UK) are diagnosed with a dementia each year. Many more are undiagnosed, due to either personal or cultural fears – the word ‘dementia’, with its associated stigma is a deterrent; and of those referred for memory assessment, one-third will not have a dementia diagnosis. (Alzheimer’s Research UK). Thee is currently no available cure, no vaccination, and until diagnosis, little support. All would derive cognitive benefit and enhanced wellbeing at the outset of symptoms through participating in weekly A.R.T.S. programmes to preserve their brain health.