Alzheimers Disease

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 30.10.2014 | 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 26.09.2014 | 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...

How Blood Pressure Affects Your Brain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Changes in blood pressure during middle age may affect a person's risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia later in life, research has shown. ...

Here's A Good Health Reason Not To Be Grumpy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as bringing the mood down, being overly cynical may have another more serious affect on your health. A study suggests that being too cyni...

Memories Are Worth Fighting for - the 21st Century Way

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Progress is urgently needed in understanding Alzheimer's disease and in finding effective treatments. Available drugs can help stabilise memory loss and confusion for a few months in about half of patients, but no preventative treatments exist and none that slow the inexorable development of the disease.

Is This An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While it has been widely believed that a loss of smell can be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, there hasn't been conclusive evidence proving...

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...

Home Is Where the Heart (Defibrillator) Is

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

It's a sad fact of life (and death) that the majority of us are destined to end our days in a care home. Or if recent and continuing news stories are to be believed, a couldn't care less home.

Transfusions Of Young Blood 'Could Treat Alzheimer's Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and may even help treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists have found. According to their...

Do People Know When They're Dying?

Yumiko Sato | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

When I sang old tunes, such as "What a Wonderful World," Herb would calm down and smile. At the end of each song he clapped loudly, even though I told him he didn't have to do that. Through music we were able to make a meaningful connection. I thought this was a small miracle, but what followed was even more unexpected.

Alzheimer's: Why Does It Affect Women More Than Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is known to marginally affect women more than men, but a new report from the US reveals that they also bear the biggest burden whe...