Christmas Gift Ideas For People With Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas time can be difficult for friends and family members of people with dementia, especially when it comes to figuring out what to buy loved one...

Health Studies Are Bad for Our Health

Kathryn Berens | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Do you know what I am heartily sick of (excuse the very weak pun)? The plethora of health studies and warnings which have become so much part of the daily media diet that no day is complete without at least four major health stories, in three of which the advice/findings inevitably contradict each other.

Why A Change In Sense Of Humour Could Signal Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A change in sense of humour has been linked to the development of dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers found that those who developed dement...

Alzheimer's Drug Could Cut Back On Need For Nursing Homes, Scientists Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A common Alzheimer's drug that is often withdrawn in later stages of the disease can halve the risk of severely ill patients being moved into nursing ...

Review: The Father, Wyndham's Theatre 'Astonishing and Heartbreaking'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Father may well be one of the most emotionally devastating pieces of theatre I have ever seen. A play about dementia and its toll on those with it, and those who love them, is never going to be the most joyous of subjects but this production takes your heart into its hands - and then breaks it.

Daughter's Music Video About Dementia Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of dementia on a family member or friend, then Daughter's new music video will resonate deeply. ...

Use Your Head

Beth Britton | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Since we still know so very little about the many different types of dementia there is a huge amount of scope for research and development, and for informing the public about reliable ways in which they can reduce their risk of developing a type of dementia, and indeed many other common illnesses, conditions and diseases.

One In Three People Born This Year Will Develop Dementia, Study Suggests

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in three people born this year will develop dementia, according to new figures. The Alzheimer's Research UK charity warned of a "looming nation...

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Infectious, Scientists Reveal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Alzheimer's Disease may be contractible through surgical instruments during medical procedures such as dentistry, researchers have claimed. New res...

This Blood Test Could Predict Dementia Risk

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A blood test for healthy ageing has been developed that could identify people who are growing old too fast and at risk of dementia. The genetic tes...

Body Mass Index Could Predict Alzheimer's Onset In Over 50s

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has shown that, in people over 50, every unit increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) accelerates Alzheimer's onset by nearly seven months. A...

A Letter to My Grandma Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Beth Prescott | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Prescott

The first day you did not recognise me will stay with me forever, even though I wish I could forget it. It hurts to know you do not know who I am anymore. After the amazing time we had together, I guess I just do not want to believe it is over.

Could Table Tennis Be The Ultimate Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taking medication is currently the most common way to control and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but it's far from ideal. Not only is medi...

'Exciting' Alzheimer's Drug Could Delay Progression Of Disease By 30%

PA | By Nina Massey and John von Radowitz, Press Association | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug which could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease has proven successful in trials. The experimental drug solanezumab reduced ment...

The Reality of Alzheimer's Disease

Hannah Clarke | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Clarke

Nine years ago, my wonderful nan was diagnoses with Alzheimer's. In spite of a good 18 months plus of knowing in our hearts that the 'A' word as we called it, was the cause of nan's forgetfulness and confusion, her diagnosis was still a shock, if not a surprise.

Teenager Develops New Alzheimer's Test Which Warns Of Disease Before Symptoms Even Occur

The Huffington Post UK | Joe Jarnecki | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 15-year-old school student has developed a test which could give up to 10 years warning of Alzheimers before symptoms even start to show. Krtin N...

Science Just Unlocked The Key To Reading People's Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are now able to read people's minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity. In an experiment condu...

Sir Terry Pratchett Stars In Alzheimer's Awareness TV Ad Campaign

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Terry Pratchett is posthumously starring in a hard-hitting TV ad campaign waging war on Alzheimer's - the disease which he died from in March this...

Powerful Ad Shows Just How Isolating Dementia Can Be

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia is an isolating illness, and can be increasingly distressing for patients and loved ones when connections begin to break down. To highligh...

A Dementia Diary - It Could Be You One Day

Helen McEntire | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Helen McEntire

I love my job. It's not always easy but it's the most valuable job in the world, I'm empowering people to do just what they want to or what they are able to do - to live with dementia not suffer from it.

Society's Treatment of Those With Dementia Reflects on Us All

Pippa Kelly | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Pippa Kelly

Is it right that people with dementia are frequently plonked into armchairs in care homes where they sit gazing, unseeing and uncomprehending, at mindless daytime TV which some, if not most, of them would never dream of watching in their own homes?

Could Eating Cake Increase Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a sweet tooth, prepare for some bad news. New research suggests foods high in sugar, such as chocolate and cake, may increase an indi...

Sir Bruce Forsyth Speaks Out In Support Of Assisted Dying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Bruce Forsyth has spoken out in support of assisted dying, saying that if he had Alzheimer’s disease or dementia he would would like the right t...

How Snoring Could Be Linked To Memory Loss Later In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory loss and cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study found that people with sleep ...

How Obesity Could Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We're accustomed to hearing about the health risks associated with being overweight, but a new study suggests obesity may have one health benefit. ...