Alzheimers Disease

When Life Deals You Lemons....

Leanne Davis | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Sometimes life deals you lemons and you have no choice but to suck them up. Sometimes you are given a whole box full of lemons. And sometimes DHL arrives in an articulated lorry with a 2-year supply of lemons and a note to say they'll be back with another delivery at some point in the future (date tbc).

Detox, Diet and Dementia

Alison Cranage | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cranage

It's that time of year again. We've overindulged and now feel slightly guilty about it. Well I do anyway. So our thoughts turn to healthy eating - something we're constantly told is good for us and can help lower our risk of a whole range of diseases. Is it true? Can what we eat affect our chances of developing dementia?

This Christmas Forget Presents, Simply Be Present With Your Presence

Leanne Davis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

My advice to you this festive season is to do whatever you can to have present moment awareness. Christmas can be a tricky time with emotions running high. But the fact is that the past is gone and the future doesn't exist so all we have is the present.

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Woman Shares Experience Of Living With Husband's Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Jilly Batty, whose husband Dominic suffers from Alzheimer's disease, reveals in an honest and heart-breaking interview the realities of life after a l...

Scan That May Spot Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease To Become Available In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A method of scanning the brain for potential signs of Alzheimer's disease has been made available in the UK for the first time. The technique combi...

Breakthrough Alzheimer's Drug Could Be Available Within Five Years

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, UK scientists have said. People aged 55 to 90 are currently...

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Drug 'In Five Years', Scientists Hope

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, UK scientists have said. People aged 55 to 90 are currently...

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

Gene Discovery Could Hold The Key To Treating Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A rare childhood disease may hold clues to treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a study has found. Scientists analysing A-T disease, which leaves ...

Poor Sleep Might Be Far Worse For You Than Just Feeling Tired

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new study reinforces the idea that sleep is important - poor sleep may be linked to Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to a new brain im...

Good Sleep Literally Cleans Your Brain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A decent night's sleep isn't just good for banishing eyebags - new research has revealed that it quite literally cleans your brain. The findings s...

Hardened Arteries Have Been Linked To Alzheimer's, New Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Elderly people with hardened arteries are more likely to have brains that bear early signs of Alzheimer's, a study has found. The research points t...

Is A Cure For Alzheimer's On The Horizon?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's disease has been described as a "turning point". Scientists have discovered the first chemical able...

What Types Of Mental Illness Commonly Affect Older Adults?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Awareness days may have gotten a silly reputation now that there are ridiculous themes such as World Sock Day and so forth, but when it comes to more ...

Pushing for More Support for Dementia Carers

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Caring for a loved one with dementia is not easy. I've had countless interaction and conversations with carers over the years. At times, it can be challenging, tiring and upsetting. They carry out difficult and demanding roles, often with minimal training or preparation.

Alzheimer's May Be Detectable Before Signs Of Dementia And Memory Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It may be possible to detect future Alzheimer's in patients before signs such as memory loss and dementia are clinically apparent, scientists have rev...

Poorna Bell

Dementia: How To Spot The Symptoms

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia affects about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, and typically affects people as they get older, especially over the age of 65. ...

Are Hand Sanitisers Ruining Your Immune System?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We live in a world of hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial sprays, where war is waged in germs on a daily basis. But are we compromising our immune syst...

Tablets Meant For Heart Disease And Strokes Could Reduce Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Traditionally, statins - the medicine which helps lower the level of high-risk cholesterol - have been used to treat people suffering or at risk from ...

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked To Copper-Rich Diet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Scientists found strong evidence that c...

Hot Chocolate 'Keeps Brain Healthy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hot chocolate can help older people keep their brains healthy, research has shown. Two cups of cocoa a day boosted blood flow to the brain and impr...

Breastfeeding Women 'Lower Their Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women who breastfeed their children may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease, according to a new study. The report, published in the...

Study Links Dementia To Playing Rugby

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

A link between early onset dementia and playing rugby has been established by a brain injuries expert. High impact sports such as American football...

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush: Oral Hygiene Linked to Dementia

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Not only does regular brushing help keep your teeth and gums healthy, it may also hold some protection against a number of chronic disease, with the latest research pointing the toothbrush at Alzheimer's disease.