Alzheimers Disease

Beloved Songaminute Man, 81, Releases Debut Album On World Alzheimer's Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An 81-year-old singer, who became an internet sensation last year thanks to his Carpool Karaoke-esque duets with his son, has released his first album...

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's, The Disease That Affects People In Their 30s?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, but according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, most people with dementia do not rec...

Do You Know The Difference Between Dementia And Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s common for people to think dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are just two terms for exactly the same thing - but they aren’t. As Professor G...

A New AI Can Detect Signs Of Alzheimer's In The Brain A Full Decade Before Symptoms Start

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers have created an artificial intelligence that can identify the early signs of someone who is likely to get Alzheimer’s disease ...

Humans Are Still Evolving And It's Producing Some Amazing Results

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

Humans might consider themselves the final stage of evolution - the pinnacle of millions of years of genetic improvements that have made us the ultima...

5 Things People With Alzheimer's Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be difficult to know how is best to support them. That’s why Bupa’s global direct...

Why People With Dementia Deserve More From Science

James Pickett | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Pickett

Last week a research story about lithium and dementia from Denmark caught the attention of the UK press and I have since been asked by a number of families about potential trials after I commented in the press.

Keeping My Head Whilst Mum's Losing Hers: #1 Taking Life Less Seriously

Leanne Davis | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

I am learning to get better at taking a breath and saying to myself, 'let go, hold life lightly and find the funny'. I realise in that moment I am OK. And when I am OK, I'm in a far stronger place to help others feel OK too.

Sky Apologises For Letting 72-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Pay £110 A Month For Just TV

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK

Media giant Sky has apoligised after letting an elderly Alzheimer’s sufferer pay more than £100 a month for his TV package. His niece, Rachel Holds...

A Virtual Reality Game Is Going To Help Researchers Understand Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Deutsche Telekom "SEA HERO QUEST" from BUF on Vimeo. A virtual reality game could be the answer to helping scientists diagnose Alzheimer’s dis...

The Surprising Way Your Dreams Could Estimate Your Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you dream a lot when you sleep you may be less likely to develop dementia, new research suggests. A study by a Swinburne researcher has found that...

Getting A Genetic Test For Familial Alzheimer's Disease

Jessica Fleig | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Fleig

After my second session, the geneticist felt I was ready to have the test, with being so sure of my decision, in a stable relationship, and aware of the implications with help from my place of work, Alzheimer's Research UK. The test involved some blood being taken and sent off to a lab for analysis. After a gap for Christmas and moving into my first home, I came back on 22 February for my results.

This Very Specific Symptom Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Tech

Most people associate the early stages of dementia with symptoms such as getting confused or struggling to recall details, but now scientists have rev...

This Computer Could Diagnose Your Alzheimer's Long Before Symptoms Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

If you’re worried that the computers are getting smarter, then you might just be right as a machine has successfully learned how to diagnose Alzheim...

Completing My Wife's Bucket List After Losing Her To Dementia At 43

Steve Boryszczuk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Boryszczuk

Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.

Women Are Using A LOT More Of Their Brains Than Men

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Tech

They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but now scientists have confirmed that the genders do indeed have fundamental differences in the ...

Experiencing Delirium After Surgery Might Be An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Delirium after undergoing surgery can triple the chances of older patients developing dementia, research has shown. The disturbed mental state, marked...

Scientists Have Actually 'Re-Activated' Lost Memories In Mice With Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have long believed that Alzheimer’s erases memories, but a new study has suggested that in fact they are kept in the brain but are ‘loc...

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

After learning that travelling on the London underground exposes commuters to high levels of toxic air particles, no one could blame you for wanting t...

'Third Of Dementia Cases Preventable' With Nine Lifestyle Changes

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and lifestyle changes starting in childhood, scientists have said. The panel of 2...

Bacterial Infections In The Brain Could Be A Key Link To What Causes Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers in the UK have found what they believe could be a significant clue in the hunt for what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the ...

Davina McCall Opens Up About 'Grieving For Her Old Dad' Following Alzheimer's Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

Davina McCall has opened up about her father’s Alzheimer’s disease, revealing she has “grieved the loss of her old dad”. The presenter’s dad...

Scientists Think They've Found A Completely New Way Of Fighting Alzheimer's

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Georgetown University Medical Centre think they may have found a completely new way of fighting Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerat...

Brain Training Does Improve Memory And Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

Brain training games can help boost memory and reduce the problems associated with the very earliest stages of dementia, such as forgetting where your...

Why I Document My Dad's Journey Through Dementia On Social Media

Mariel Kirton | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mariel Kirton

Dad can't make memories like you and me, so I make them for him with the posts I share on Instagram. I wanted to capture the happy moments to show that, although dementia changes the way he does things, it doesn't prevent him from doing them completely at this stage. He is still the person we have always loved, he is still my dad.