Alzheimers Dementia

Stopping Smoking Could Prevent Alzheimer's

PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study. Factors including a lack of ...

Breaking the Silence - Dementia Awareness Week

Melissa Davis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Dementia Awareness Week, organised by the Alzheimer's Society, is this week. It is an annual event designed to shed some light on a condition that is all too often often misunderstood, and to encourage anyone who feels as if they, or someone they are close to, might be suffering with symptoms to take some action.

Liverpool Museum Develops Innovative Approach to Helping Alzheimer's Sufferers With 'Memory Suitcase'

Eric J. Hall | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Eric J. Hall

Carol Rogers, the executive director for Education and Communities at National Museums Liverpool, came up with a project that is having a powerful imp...

Chris Martin, Alesha Dixon And Lily Allen Back Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With dementia affecting about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, there's a high chance that most of us will, at some point, know someone w...

The Generation Game

Caragh Little | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In a visit marked mainly by quietness and enquiring looks, I spent part of the Easter weekend with an older relative who struggles to connect the adult I've become with the child she'd always known. In her mind, I'm still away at university - fixed forever in a time which, in her mind, defines me.

Why Your Bacon Sarnie Is A Brain Death Trap

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could your bacon sarnie be the undoing of you? According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to accelerated ageing ...

Detox, Diet and Dementia

Alison Cranage | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cranage

It's that time of year again. We've overindulged and now feel slightly guilty about it. Well I do anyway. So our thoughts turn to healthy eating - something we're constantly told is good for us and can help lower our risk of a whole range of diseases. Is it true? Can what we eat affect our chances of developing dementia?

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

Hardened Arteries Have Been Linked To Alzheimer's, New Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Elderly people with hardened arteries are more likely to have brains that bear early signs of Alzheimer's, a study has found. The research points t...

What Types Of Mental Illness Commonly Affect Older Adults?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Awareness days may have gotten a silly reputation now that there are ridiculous themes such as World Sock Day and so forth, but when it comes to more ...

Are Hand Sanitisers Ruining Your Immune System?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We live in a world of hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial sprays, where war is waged in germs on a daily basis. But are we compromising our immune syst...

Amazing Dog Trained To Help People With Dementia 'Has Given Them Their Life Back'

PA | PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A couple dealing with dementia say they have been given their lives back thanks to their pet dog. Two-year-old golden labrador Kaspa is one of the ...

Disrupted Sleep Is First Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research suggests that an early sign of dementia could be disrupted sleep patterns. Findings published in JAMA Neurology highlight a potential link...

Could Butter Trigger Alzheimer’s?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A buttery food flavouring ingredient found in microwave popcorn could intensify the damaging effects of abnormal brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’...

Could A Single Pill Treat Three Of The Most Common Brain Conditions?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A single pill has the potential to treat multiple brain conditions including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, it has been revealed. ...

Could A Simple Blood Test Predict Alzheimer’s Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers claim they have identified a new indicator (or ‘biomarker’) in the blood that may help health experts predict a person’s risk of Alz...

Lay Off Anti-Psychotic Drug Prescriptions For Dementia Patients, Experts Warn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors in some areas in England are still "inappropriately over-prescribing" anti-psychotic drugs to dementia patients, campaigners said. In the n...

Timeline For Brain’s Descent Into Alzheimer’s Developed By Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have created an ‘early signs timeline’ for Alzheimer’s disease that they believe could help experts detect the condition up to 25 yea...

Could Your Walking Speed Predict Your Risk Of Dementia?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

How fast (or slow) you walk could shed light on your odds of developing dementia or mild cognitive decline later in life, recent research has suggeste...

Carey Mulligan: “My Personal Struggle With Alzheimer’s Disease”

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British actress Carey Mulligan has spoken out about the traumatic effects of Alzheimer’s disease on her life and is appealing for more awareness abo...

Louis Theroux Extreme Love - Dementia

Luke Cope | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Luke Cope

I have always been an avid follower of Louis Theroux's documentaries. Not only because I love the man but because they have always been an interesting and engaging watch. His most recent work aired last week on the BBC 'Extreme love - Dementia' and it proved to be his most emotionally rewarding documentary so far.

Does Cleaning Slash Alzheimer's Risk?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Keeping active can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease even in people over the age of 80, a study has found. Researchers asked 716 volunteers wi...

Could Cholesterol Drugs Beat Alzheimer's?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A common cholesterol-lowering drug may be effective against Alzheimer's if given at an early stage of the disease, new research suggests. The findi...

Fiona Phillips: “I Fear I’ll Get Alzheimer’s In The Next Five Years”

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips has spoken out over her fear of getting Alzheimer’s disease after losing both her father Neville and mother Amy...