Dementia affects a substantial proportion of people in the UK and has various legal implications which has to be considered by employers as described in my colleague, Claire Anderson's article at http://bit.ly/1nj010C .
My private client colleagues specialise in assisting clients with illnesses such as dementia and also alzheimers by way of enduring powers of attorney, wills and in other ways.
A report issues yesterday has indicated that there may be some connections between well known and used medications and dementia.
A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a longer time. Many older people take these medications, which include nonprescription diphenhydramine (Benadryl). JAMA Internal Medicine published the report, called "Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergic Medications and Incident Dementia."