Alzheimers

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

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 30.10.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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 21.10.2014 | 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 26.09.2014 | 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 26.09.2014 | 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 17.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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...

How To Tell If You're At Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting almost 500,000 people in the UK. The first, and perhaps most well known sign of ...

Stopping Smoking Could Prevent Alzheimer's

PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study. Factors including a lack of ...

This Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease before recognisable symptoms appear could be available in two years, say scienti...

Alzheimer's Forces Terry Pratchett To Cancel Appearance At Discworld Convention

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Best-selling novelist Sir Terry Pratchett has been forced to pull out of this year’s Discworld convention because of health difficulties. The 66...

The Global Challenges of Dementia

Beth Britton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Beth Britton

Dementia is a huge topic, encompassing many different aspects that stray into the territories of (in no particular order) healthcare, social care, science, community, family life, wider society, therapeutic practitioners, the voluntary sector, academia, finance, pharmaceuticals and yes, politics. 'Ownership' of it is hotly contested - it is a health issue, a care issue, something that governments must lead on or something that only the individuals living with it, and their families, truly understand?

The Two Vitamins That Could Unlock Healthy Aging

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

We're living longer. In just the last two decades, average life expectancy has risen by four years. But living longer doesn't necessarily mean living healthier: half of these extra years of life are marred by pain and trips to the doctor due to chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, joint pain, asthma, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease...

Could This Help In The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A specific type of cocoa-extract may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer's disease patients' brains long before they develop symptoms, a...

How Do Football Fans Manage To Remember So Much Information?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From a player's biography to match results, a memorable goal to career-ending injury, football fans can remember a hell of a lot of information. An...

The NHS Chief Executive's Challenge: Fixing a Broken System

Jeremy Hughes | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Jeremy Hughes

As Simon Stevens makes his first major speech as CEO of NHS England, he has a challenge to change a system that lets our most vulnerable people down. With its' approach comprised of too many disconnected services, our health and care services are antiquated and no longer fit for purpose.

How Blood Pressure Affects Your Brain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Changes in blood pressure during middle age may affect a person's risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia later in life, research has shown. ...