Alzheimers Disease

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.

Alzheimer's Symptoms Linked To Gum Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Poor dental health and gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Brains of deceased dementia patients were found to conta...

Why You Shouldn't Check For Alzheimer's Online

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Online thinking and memory tests for Alzheimer's disease have been called into question by a panel of experts. Scientists led by Dr Julie Robillard...

Amazing Dog Trained To Help People With Dementia 'Has Given Them Their Life Back'

PA | PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A couple dealing with dementia say they have been given their lives back thanks to their pet dog. Two-year-old golden labrador Kaspa is one of the ...

New Alzheimer's Test To Be Used On Human Volunteers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A potential Alzheimer's treatment that triggers the creation of new brain cells is to be tested on human volunteers. The drug, allopregnanolone, ha...

Cancer Patients Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer's Disease And Vice Versa

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease and cancer may be mutually protective, new research has suggested. Older people with Alzheimer's are less likely than those fre...

Dementia Sufferers Could Be Helped By Personalised Fragrances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smells have the power to evoke hundreds of memories. Whether the perfume of an ex-lover or a dish your mother cooked you as a child, the stronger the ...

'Gentle Touch' Star Reveals Alzheimer's Battle

Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actress Jill Gascoine has revealed she is suffering with Alzheimer's disease. The star of 80s cop drama 'The Gentle Touch' - where she played Brit...

Alzheimer's Drugs Could Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some Alzheimer's drugs could reduce the risk of heart attacks and death, according to research. Scientists in Sweden studied over 7,000 people with...

Scientists Hail Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Breakthroughs

PA | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Scientists believe they have found a key which could help lead to an earlier diagnosis of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. ...

Swedish Scientists Shed Light On Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research suggests that the disrupted metabolism of sugar, fat and calcium is part of the process that causes the death of neurons in Alzheimer's disea...

Rylan Faces Backlash Over Alzheimer's Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rylan Clark has been forced to defend comments he made about Alzheimer's disease after facing a backlash on Twitter. The former 'X Factor' star pos...

Disrupted Sleep Is First Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Research suggests that an early sign of dementia could be disrupted sleep patterns. Findings published in JAMA Neurology highlight a potential link...

Hunger Feeds a Healthy Brain

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The unprecedented rise in obesity is now a global epidemic. It is widely known that the accumulation of excess body fat increases the risk of chronic illnesses, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.

Dementia Postcode Lottery: Will You Get Diagnosed Where You Live?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia sufferers are facing a postcode lottery of diagnosis, a charity has warned. In some areas of the UK as few as one in three people sufferin...

What 3 E's of New York Changed My Brain?

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ian Robertson

The late writer Christopher Hitchens wrote that when you come to New York, you go to bed an hour later and wake up an hour earlier, and I can confirm this anecdotally myself. Noradrenaline is the key 'wake-up' drug of the brain and it may be that the shear repeated novelty and stimulus of this great city is chemically flooding my brain with this brain-protecting substance.

Dementia, Memory Problems and Making it a Christmas to Remember

Andrew Chidgey | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Andrew Chidgey

Christmas can also be the time when early signs of dementia first become apparent. Here at Alzheimer's Society, we often see a spike in the number of calls our Helpline receives just after Christmas, so we really do appreciate how difficult a time of year this can be.