SCMP Lifestyle Series

Decoding dementia

It affects 55 million people globally - the condition that impairs memory, thinking and the ability to make decisions. The number of sufferers is growing by nearly 10 million cases a year. For the caregivers and loved ones helping them cope, life is turned upside down. In this series, SCMP contributor Anthea Rowan - whose mother has Alzheimer's disease - presents the research into dementia’s causes and treatment; advice for caregivers on helping dementia patients while protecting their own well-being - and stories of hope.

Updated: 29 Jan 2023