Alzheimers Disease

Scientists Hope Wonder-Drug Will Halt Alzheimer's And Parkinson's In Their Tracks

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Two “repurposed” drugs have been shown to reduce the kind of brain shrinkage caused by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Both me...

This Simple Test Could Reveal Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease In Later Life

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a simple test could be an indictor for how likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, a new study suggests. Researchers hav...

5 Scientific Reasons Why It Is Okay To Have Another Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

After another night with a few too hours sleep, we are all guilty of chain-drinking our way into a caffeinated hole. And even if we aren’t drinking ...

Losing Sense Of Smell In Middle Age Linked To Early Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who lose their sense of smell in middle age are more likely to die early, according to a new study. Alzheimer’s disease has previously been l...

New Alzheimer's 'Scoring System' Could Help Predict When You'll Get Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

A new genetic test has been developed to predict if people are likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and even the age of potential onset....

'Agitated' 78-Year-Old With Dementia Can't Stop Bopping When Elvis Presley Plays

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

They say music has the power to soothe the soul - and this couldn’t be more true for John ‘Sean’ O’Malley. The 78-year-old from Australia has ...

How A Cuppa A Day Could Keep Dementia Away

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to prevent dementia in old age, you should drink a daily cup of tea. That’s according to new research, which found drinking black (such ...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

Bittersweet Photo Shows Husband Feeding Wife With Alzheimer's On Date Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of the tender moment an elderly man fed his wife on ‘date night’ has touched hearts everywhere. The bittersweet photo shows the gentleman,...

Grandma With Alzheimer's Lights Up When She Sees Her Therapy Dog

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Touching pictures of an elderly women with her therapy dog are giving us all the feels. The 95-year-old, Winifred Lowe, suffers from Alzheimer’s and...

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 24.03.2017 | 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...