Alzheimers

If Julianne Moore Bags an Oscar We All Win

Pippa Kelly | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pippa Kelly

I've nothing against our girls, who were both outstanding, but if Moore repeats her successes in the Golden Globes and Baftas, something very dear to my heart could become more talked about, in better ways, and less misunderstood and stigmatised. I'm thinking of dementia, which affects 850,000 of us in the UK and over five million Americans.

Why My Mother's Death Made Me Write a Book on Parenting Girls

Judy Reith | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

When my mum died after a long fight with Alzheimer's, grief threw me an opportunity to consider her legacy to me, and my three daughters. A friend said to me, "We all leave our shadow behind". So what is my mum's shadow? What will mine be to my darling daughters so they have what they need to thrive in the modern world?

Sharon Left 'Terrified' After Medical Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has the genes responsible for developing Alzheimer’s disease after undergoing tests. The 62-year-old star says s...

Son Sings To His Mum With Alzheimer's And Makes Her Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease will know how difficult it can be to watch the mental decline of someone close to you. O...

How A Lifestyle Change Could Save You From Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia is the bogeyman of the modern age - most of us believe there is nothing we can do to prevent its onset. But a new study reveals that simp...

Design for Dementia

Lucy Maddox | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Lucy Maddox

You are stuck in a busy, noisy, unfamiliar building. You are unsure of where you are or even what time of year it is. All the corridors look the same. You find it hard to judge how far away the floor is. You can't remember where the toilets are. You can't remember why you're here. You feel a rising sense of panic as you search for clues to where you are, and even who you are.

This Test Can Tell If You'll Develop Alzheimer's Or Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new test which could determine whether your health is at risk from conditions such as Alzheimer's or cancer, has gone on sale in the UK for £125. ...

Is This The Ultimate Hangover Cure?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug has been created that could reduce the harmful effects of binge-drinking on the brain, according to scientists. Researchers believe it may ...

Why Coronary Heart Disease Is Europe's Biggest Worry

Simon Gillespie | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

This potentially fatal condition occurs when the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen become narrowed by a build-up of fatty material potentially leading to blood clots and fatal heart attacks. Risk factors include things like smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise.

How To Check If Your Brain Is Ageing Too Fast

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A health pilot scheme offering dementia checks to middle-aged people is to launch over the next 18 months, giving people the chance to take action if ...

Fighting Alzheimer's Through Nutrition: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

Perhaps the cruelest aspect of Alzheimer's is that it robs families of their loved ones before they are truly gone. Loss of memories and physical abilities frustrates patients and pains family. Every health professional who works with Alzheimer's looks forward to the day when patients can be told there is a cure.

Could Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If ever we needed a reason to up our hot chocolate intake this winter - or any other form of cocoa-filled food for that matter - then now we have it. ...

Could This Simple Eye Test Detect Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 milli...

What Did I Come In Here For?

Professor Graham Stokes | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Graham Stokes

Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? You are not alone. Research from Bupa has identified that two thirds of adults (63%) admit to suffering embarrassing or annoying 'memory blots' three or more times a week.

We Must Provide Better Support for Those Affected By Young Onset Dementia

Johann van Zyl | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Johann van Zyl

The new figures show more than twice as many people in the UK have dementia before the age of 65 than was thought. It's estimated 42,000 people have young onset dementia (also called early onset dementia) - including thousands of cases among those in their 40s, and more than 700 cases among those in their 30s.

The 'Cost' of Dementia

Beth Britton | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

I am always immensely uncomfortable when anyone tries to put a monetary value on dementia, purely because I know that there is so much more to calculating the 'cost' of dementia than could ever be accurately represented by the use of pound signs. The emotional, all-encompassing, life-changing (and life-shortening) effects of dementia reach far and wide into every family affected.

My Much-Loved Mother-in-Law

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I had one last thing to do in London before going home to my parents in Hampshire, and that one thing is to visit my mother-in-law. My MiL is in the grips of Alzheimer's disease. She does not recognise me. She lives in a world where her parents are still very much alive, where she still goes to work. I no longer exist in her world.

How Eating Curry Could Improve Your Brain Health

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's good news for curry fans - your favourite meal could also be beneficial to your health. An ingredient in the yellow curry spice turmeric m...

Mid-Life Health Affects Your Risk of Dementia

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

A staggering fact: if a person dies at 80 with Alzheimer's, the disease may have started in their brain at age 45. Fascinating and frightening as this fact may be, it shows that there's no stronger incentive than to improve your health as you move through the middle years of your life.

Who Pays for Care? And Who Supports Family Carers?

Stephen Burke | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Burke

This week's report published by the Alzheimer's Society has highlighted the growing number of people living with dementia and the impact of dementia on their lives and the lives of their families.

Popular Sedative Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease affects almost 500,000 people in the UK. Although the cause is currently unknown, there a...

Watch: The Moment 87-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Recognises Her Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease will know to cherish their lucid moments where - if even for a short while - you get to ...

This Could Help You To Never Forget A Name Again

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The moment when you forget a work colleague's name even though it's on the tip of your tongue, is just plain awkward. But new technology could stop th...

Still the Only Eight Lessons Needed for the Happiest Life

Chris Ward | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

These lessons were far more important than anything I learnt at school or through work. These are not the lessons of how to become cleverer or earn more money - these are the lessons of how to truly live life to the full.

How Being Overweight Could Put You At Risk Of Dementia In Later Life

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Obesity has previously been linked to increasing the risk of cancer and heart disease, and now a new health risk of being overweight has been discover...