Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer's Forgotten No More: A Conversation With J. Paul Henderson

Conor Mills | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Mills

It used to be the Big C that people feared and talked about, but now it's the Big A. Roll over cancer and make way for Alzheimer's - a disease with real cajones, a disease without cure or effective treatment and one that puts you in the shade, old chum. The King is dead, long live the King!

What Type Of Alzheimer's Did Terry Pratchett Suffer From?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As the world mourns the loss of the genius that was Sir Terry Pratchett, a light is being shone on the type of Alzheimer's disease he suffered from. ...

Words Of Wisdom From Sir Terry Pratchett On Living With Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The announcement was made via his Twitter feed on ...

Sir Terry Pratchett Speaking About Assisted Dying Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Sir Terry Pratchett died on Thursday after a long and debilitating battle with a rare form of Alzheimer's at the age of 66. His death was announced...

Living with posterior cortical atrophy

Valerie Blumenthal | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Valerie Blumenthal

The bluffing continued. Months drifted into years. Daily life was affecting me. I mislaid things, failing to see them, even though they might be in front of my nose. It was as though my eyes bypassed the objects.

Sharon Left 'Terrified' After Medical Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has the genes responsible for developing Alzheimer’s disease after undergoing tests. The 62-year-old star says s...

Son Sings To His Mum With Alzheimer's And Makes Her Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease will know how difficult it can be to watch the mental decline of someone close to you. O...

£125 DNA Test Company Brings Banned Test To UK

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

The company behind a controversial genetic test that claims to reveal your risk of cancer or Alzheimer's has defended its decision to launch in the U...

This Test Can Tell If You'll Develop Alzheimer's Or Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new test which could determine whether your health is at risk from conditions such as Alzheimer's or cancer, has gone on sale in the UK for £125. ...

This Test Will Reveal How Quickly Your Brain Is Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we look in the mirror, wrinkles and grey hairs reveal how quickly we're ageing on the outside, but how can we tell the speed with which we're age...

Fighting Alzheimer's Through Nutrition: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Perhaps the cruelest aspect of Alzheimer's is that it robs families of their loved ones before they are truly gone. Loss of memories and physical abilities frustrates patients and pains family. Every health professional who works with Alzheimer's looks forward to the day when patients can be told there is a cure.

Could This Simple Eye Test Detect Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 milli...

Ladies, Your Mood Swings Could Greatly Affect Your Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged women who are prone to anxiety, jealousy, moodiness or distress, may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, acco...

My Much-Loved Mother-in-Law

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I had one last thing to do in London before going home to my parents in Hampshire, and that one thing is to visit my mother-in-law. My MiL is in the grips of Alzheimer's disease. She does not recognise me. She lives in a world where her parents are still very much alive, where she still goes to work. I no longer exist in her world.

Mid-Life Health Affects Your Risk of Dementia

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

A staggering fact: if a person dies at 80 with Alzheimer's, the disease may have started in their brain at age 45. Fascinating and frightening as this fact may be, it shows that there's no stronger incentive than to improve your health as you move through the middle years of your life.

Popular Sedative Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease affects almost 500,000 people in the UK. Although the cause is currently unknown, there a...

Watch: The Moment 87-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Recognises Her Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease will know to cherish their lucid moments where - if even for a short while - you get to ...

Why Puzzles Do More For Your Brain Than Just Passing Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Playing a game or completing in a puzzle is a great way to pass a rainy day or a long flight - but did you know the leisurely pastime could also benef...

How To Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The first, and perhaps most well known sign of ...

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 ...

How Smelling Farts Can Save Your Life (This Is Not A Prank)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whoever smelt it dealt it - but did you know that whoever smelt it could also have a reduced risk of cancer. Scientists have discovered the smell o...

This Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease before recognisable symptoms appear could be available in two years, say scienti...

The Surprising Health Benefits Of A Cheeky Pint

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On a summer's evening there are few things better than chilling in a beer garden with a pint, and now you have the perfect excuse to do it more often....

How Does Lack Of Sleep Affect The Brain?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From crankiness to lack of energy, we all know the consequences of a poor night's sleep. But what happens when sleep problems become more commonplace ...

The Two Vitamins That Could Unlock Healthy Aging

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

We're living longer. In just the last two decades, average life expectancy has risen by four years. But living longer doesn't necessarily mean living healthier: half of these extra years of life are marred by pain and trips to the doctor due to chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, joint pain, asthma, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease...