Dementia – Prevention and Care: Wednesday 17th January 2018

2018 started with the challenging topic of Dementia. You are likely to know someone suffering from this common syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia – a condition that affects 1 in 6 people over 80. The number of people with dementia is iestimated to reach 1 million by 2025.

The Retirement Cafe welcomed experts in the field of dementia:

Dr Ben Hicks, psychologist and researcher with Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI), has over ten years research experience within the field of health and well-being.

Annette Sparks is a clinical nurse specialist with care providers MyLife Living Assistance and has been involved in supporting people with dementia for over 12 years. Annette is also a Dementia Friends Champion. Read more about our experts here.

The questions flowed at this event, covering topics from what causes dementia, whether we will all inevitably get it, what we can do to prevent this disease and what research is being undertaken to better understand causes and treatment.


I very much enjoyed the event – it was so informative and the discussion was incredibly helpful. I now better understand this scary disease.

Guest at The Retirement Cafe, January 2018

The Retirement Cafe is an excellent concept – relevant, informal and well delivered. Thank you.

Guest at The Retirement Cafe, January 2018