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Expert warns of dementia threat

A three-pronged threat from chronic health problems and an ageing population could lead to a leap in the number of Alzheimer’s disease sufferers, a British expert warned yesterday. Tim Forester-Morgan said diabetes, heart disease and an ageing population were all risk factors that contribute to the condition. He added: "The prevalence of diabetes on the island is the second highest in the world and the World Health Organisation has highlighted that this is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease." "Bermuda has a high rate of heart disease, which has also been shown to increase the possibility of the disease..." - READ FULL ARTICLE ON THE ROYAL GAZETTE

New therapy course helps Bermudians diagnosed with dementia

HAMILTON - A group of Bermuda residents experiencing symptoms of dementia have benefited from a therapy course that has proven to help improve memory scores and mood elsewhere. The seven-week Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) programme offered by the Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) charity in Bermuda for the first time ran between January-March. The CST course developed in the United Kingdom is intended to help people suffering from mild to moderate dementia - a broad term that includes Alzheimer’s. The Bermuda participants, including men and women from a variety of economic and racial backgrounds, met for twice weekly sessions at the Peace Lutheran Church in Paget. “There was a clear programming gap in Bermuda for this specific group: people who have recently received a diagnosis and are still living independently and are motivated to maintain their cognitive skills, independence and quality of life,” said Marie Fay, an Occupational Therapist who led the course. The group painted, played scrabble, baked cookies and participated in team games as part of 14 themed classes lasting two hours each. The results were promising, with four of seven participants showing a small increase in cognition, four of seven showing an improvement in mood and three showing a better quality of life rating, broadly reflecting international results. At the end of the course, they unanimously said that they would like to participate again. “I received a lot of positive feedback from the participants but I am really pleased that there was also a positive reflection on the memory and mood scales as well,” Marie added. AAD plans another course later this year and will regularly offer two courses annually. There is potential to expand the programme further subject to sponsorship or funding. Participants wished to remain anonymous.

(Friday, April 20, 2018)


CST course


Miles Market

Miles Market Cashier Ms Betty Wellman presents a cheque to Melissa Logie, Treasurer for Action on Alzheimers & Dementia of funds raised in their February "Round Up" - Thank you all so much for your contributions you have helped make a difference to those who need help!

(Wednesday, February 28, 2018)


Miles Market


Bermuda charity AAD marks Dementia Awareness Week

Hamilton, Bermuda—Local charity Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) is marking World Alzheimer’s Day this Wednesday and hosting a film screening, art show, wine-tasting fundraiser and several education sessions for families and caregivers to raise public awareness during “Dementia Awareness Week 2016.” - READ MORE

(Thursday, September 18, 2016)


Dementia care charity awarded PartnerRe Women’s 5K funds

Hamilton, Bermuda—Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) has received a generous gift of funding from last fall’s successful PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk—money that will support critical programmes to help people living with dementia. - READ MORE

(Thursday, January 21, 2016)


Dementia care charity awarded PartnerRe Women’s 5K funds

Big weekend for AAD as charity receives Island Trading gift, and named beneficiary of 1st Annual Goslings-Fairmont Race

Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) is celebrating this weekend after the charity received a generous gift from a local retailer—and was also named beneficiary of Sunday’s first annual Goslings-Fairmont Road Race. - READ MORE

(Friday, January 8, 2016)


Island Trading gift

Argus Donates To Alzheimer’s & Dementia Group

The Argus Group today [Dec 15] announced it has made a donation to Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia [AAD], a local charity established in 2012 to raise awareness in the community and to give support to people in Bermuda living with dementia, along with their families and caregivers - READ ON BERNEWS

(Tuesday, December 15, 2015)

AAD marks “Dementia Awareness Week” to raise awareness

Hamilton, Bermuda—Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) will mark Bermuda’s second “Dementia Awareness Week” next week, September 21–27. The Bermuda-registered non-profit (charity # 929) is hosting a week-long series of public events and presentations to focus community attention on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. - READ MORE | READ ON ROYAL GAZETTE

(Thursday, September 17, 2015)

AAD named beneficiary of PartnerRe Women’s 5K 2015

Hamilton, Bermuda—Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) is proud to announce it has been selected as the beneficiary charity of this year’s PartnerRe 5K Women’s Run & Walk - READ MORE

(Tuesday, September 8, 2015)

AAD marks “Dementia Awareness Week”

A Bermuda-registered charity is marking the Island’s first “Dementia Awareness Week” starting today, September 21, with a host of events to focus community attention on Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia - READ MORE

(Sunday, September 21, 2014)

New Charity raises alarm over dementia

A new charity has been launched to raise public awareness and provide desperately needed help to Bermuda’s growing number of dementia patients and their families - READ MORE

(Tuesday, September 18, 2013)

Runners raise funds and awareness for Dementia Support Charity

More than 30 runners will lace up to run Friday’s Appleby Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby to support a charity that works to help the Island’s dementia patients and their families - READ MORE

(Tuesday, May 21, 2013)