From disability badge campaigns to the power of acupuncture, we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of dementia news on Unforgettable over the past week.

New guide created to help retailers become more dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society are launching a guide aimed at giving shops suggestions and ideas to make the shopping experience more enjoyable for those with dementia.

Click here to find out who’s involved.

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Nicci’s dementia story: ‘Memory may fade, but the person is still there’

Dr John Gerrard lived with Alzheimer’s for more than ten years. Here, his daughter Nicci, an author, novelist and campaigner shares what she and her family learnt on their dementia journey.

Click here to read her story.

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Blue badges should be given to all with dementia, says MP

Campaigners want the badges, which let you park in disabled spaces, made available to those with dementia.

Find out more about the campaign here.

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Exercise four times a week could reverse early symptoms of dementia

A study claims people who had mild cognitive impairment saw an improvement in symptoms over six months.

Read more about this here.

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Nesta launches Dementia Citizens and two new apps

The innovation charity launched a new project to help people with dementia and their carers, using apps on iPhones and tablets.

Find out more about the apps here.

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John’s story: ‘Mum is one of the lucky ones – she is still so loved’

When his mum Barbara, 93, was diagnosed with dementia, music producer John Ratcliff found a special way to express some difficult emotions – and to help other people with dementia too.

Read his story here.

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Acupuncture may improve cognitive function, claims study

Research from China claims the traditional Chinese treatment could reduce the memory loss that precedes dementia, but critics claim it could be a placebo effect.

Discover more about the study here.

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