Alzheimers Disease

Unite Against Dementia: A New Way Of Volunteering

Kathryn Smith | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Smith

What I've learnt over the years is that yes, dementia is a challenging condition, but it shouldn't be one that stops those living with it from doing what they love, or even trying something new. Yet, because the condition can affect memory, thinking, orientation and language, many people find it difficult to continue doing the things they enjoy.

Heading Footballs 'Linked To Development Of Dementia'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Footballers who repeatedly head the ball can end up suffering from dementia, according to new findings. The news has prompted calls for more research ...

Scientists Say What Brits Already Know, Tea Can Have 'Lifesaving' Potential

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have finally discovered what all Brits have known for years, a cup of tea really can solve anything. Well, almost anything. Apart from bein...

An Unusual Treatment Has Reversed Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms In Mice

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

For years, researchers have sought to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s by targeting brain plaque, a hallmark of the disease. But their efforts haven...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Some Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published back in 2015. While t...

First Of Its Kind Smart Sensor That Alerts Dementia Carer's When A Loved One Wanders

Natalie Price | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech
Natalie Price

The Proximity Button is a small badge that is worn by the person with dementia. The Button connects to the Proximity app on the carer's phone via Bluetooth. If the person wearing the Button wanders too far from the carer and their smartphone, it will alarm to alert them. Simple.

In The Future, Dentists Could Just Regrow Your Damaged Teeth

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

For many, the thought of a trip to the dentist conjures horrific memories of getting fillings as a kid. But such archaic practices could soon be banis...

Paintings By Famous Artists Who Had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's May Reveal Clues To Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Painters’ brushstrokes could provide subtle clues to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s years before the diseases are diagnosed, according to analysis ...

A 'Sniff Test' Could Be Useful In Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

Something as simple as your sense of smell could soon become a key test in helping to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early. There has been increasing ...

Frequent Sauna Bathing Could Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Tech

Want to stave off Alzheimer’s? Use a sauna frequently. That could soon be official advice after scientists found that men who use a sauna four to se...

Alzheimer's Could Be Identified 7 Years Before Onset Following Revolutionary Discovery

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found a revolutionary way to identify Alzheimer’s years before symptoms start to appear. Researchers in Germany discovered that peop...

Tear-Jerking Christmas Advert Imagines Santa With Dementia

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s Research UK has released a new Christmas advert that is guaranteed to tug on your heart strings. The advert, narrated by Stephen Fry, f...

My Mum's Dementia Respite Care Costs The Same As A Flat In Mayfair

Chris King | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris King

Social care in Britain is not even an afterthought, it is wilfuly ignored. Provision has been cut, cut and cut again since 2010, when the coalition government came to power. The £72,000 lifetime cap on care costs was abandoned last year and nothing but a void of inaction has replaced it. We are in the midst of a crisis that nobody wants to talk about.

Woman Has To Come Out To Grandma With Alzheimer's Every Time She Visits

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Coming out as gay to your family can be nerve-racking for anyone, but Megan Gail Yeo has to do it over and over again. She came out to her grandma, wh...

This Drug Could 'Switch Off' Alzheimer's For Good

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists just got one step closer to releasing an effective Alzheimer’s treatment. A pioneering drug has been shown to reduce the production of t...

Everyday Radiation Exposure May Contribute To Development Of Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

More people than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation, whether it’s through medical equipment, air travel or nuclear-based tech. ...

Researchers Have Successfully Stopped Alzheimer's Developing In Mice

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that by modifying the genetic makeup of a virus they can successfully inhibit Alzheimer’s disease ...

Mars-Bound Astronauts Face Chronic Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech

Astronauts travelling to Mars could develop chronic dementia following exposure to galactic cosmic rays, new research suggests. According to a new st...

One In Six People Now Die With Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech

The number of people reported to have dementia when they die has doubled in 13 years to one in six, according to new research that links the rise to i...

Carey Mulligan Describes Heartbreaking Impact Of Her Grandmother's Dementia

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

Carey Mulligan has opened up about the toll that her grandmother’s dementia has taken on her family, in a blog published on The Huffington Post UK. ...

Dementia Sufferer, 80, Lands Record Deal After 'Carpool Karaoke' Videos Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An 80-year-old man with dementia has landed a record deal after videos of him doing ‘carpool karaoke’ with his son went viral. Ted McDermott and h...

Alzheimer’s Treatment Breakthrough As New Antibody Destroys Harmful Brain Proteins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

An “impressive” antibody has been developed that can almost completely remove the Alzheimer-causing-plaques in the human brain. Amyloid protein de...

Tiny Gold Nanoparticle Can Deliver Alzheimer's Drug Without Any Of The Usual Side Effects

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

A tiny nanoparticle has been developed that could deliver an Alzheimer’s drug but without any of the side-effects that are commonly associated with ...

This Could Revolutionise How We Prevent And Treat Alzheimer's When People Are Young

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

A group of genes found in healthy brains could be used to pinpoint the origins of Alzheimer’s and administer preventative treatments before symptoms...

This Unprecedented Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow The Disease By 80 Per Cent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Alzheimer’s research has had a breakthrough in possible treatment after new drug trials show positive results in slowing the disease. The clinical ...