Alzheimers Disease

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...

Leading Cancer Specialist Reveals His Tips For A Long Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new book by leading cancer expert Dr David Agus has shone a light on some of the practices that can help you live longer. If anyone should know,...

Dementia 'Could Be Detected Three Years In Advance With New Blood Test'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientific study claims to have developed a new blood test that can predict with 90% accuracy whether a person is prone to develop dementia within thr...

Could This Help Prevent Memory Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study is underway to investigate whether eggs may be a useful addition to your diet, to help prevent or delay dementia. During the six-month stu...

A No-brainer for Unlocking Science

Alice Bonasio | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

It's no secret that better collaboration between scientists can lead to new insights and faster discoveries, and the world's richest countries are now using this idea globally to push for a dementia cure.

Seth Rogen Gives Emotional Speech To Congress About Alzheimer's Disease But Politicians Walk Out

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Actor Seth Rogen gave a funny yet touching speech to Congress on Wednesday to highlight the lack of funding for Alzheimer’s disease in t...

Why Your Bacon Sarnie Is A Brain Death Trap

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could your bacon sarnie be the undoing of you? According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to accelerated ageing ...

High-Carb And Gluten-Rich Diet 'May Cause Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia And Depression'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a high-carbohydrate diet may increase the risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as other conditions including...

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.