Alzheimers Disease

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity In Alzheimer's Patients

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have found that doses of a drug designed to treat epilepsy, also has a benefit in restoring normal brain activity in those with mild Alzhei...

How The 'Discriminatory' Impact Of Social Care Affects One Woman And Her Father

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics

“Has it got any easier? The answer is no.” Nicola Steen’s 94-year-old father Alec was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 2006. She has not worked ful...

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

'If I Were Prime Minister...’ Watford Voters Tell HuffPost UK Their Priorities

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Politics

As part of our Beyond Brexit series, we asked voters in Watford what they would do if they were prime minister. In the wake of the row over Conservati...

Chronic Sleep Deprivation Causes The Brain To Literally Start Eating Itself

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech

Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning themselves out mentally, they could also be doing physical damage as well. Michele B...

Theresa May's Dementia Tax For Social Care Is A Disgrace

Chris King | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Chris King

The message from the government is loud and clear: this is your fault and you are going to pay for it... May's Britain is a country where the lucky prosper and the unlucky, ill and vulnerable suffer. Make sure you are on the right side.

Exercising Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

The evidence is clear, exercising can actually protect the human brain from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Alzheimer’s is the most...

Heartbreak For ‘BGT’ Teen After Sick Nan He Performed A Song About Dies

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house on Saturday’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ when a teenage hopeful took to the stage. Sixteen-year-old Harry Ga...

World Cup Legends Tackle Dementia In Tribute To Teammates Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two British football legends have joined the fight against dementia in a touching new advert where they pay tribute to three teammates who developed t...

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.