Alzheimers

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 28.08.2014 | 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. ...

A Small Charity Making a Big Impact

Beth Britton | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

When it comes to my great passion, dementia, the UK's major charities - Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Research UK and Dementia UK - are all becoming household names. Interestingly though, when my story of my dad's life with dementia was unknown, it was a charity hardly anyone in the dementia world talks about who showed most interest in me.

Here's A Good Health Reason Not To Be Grumpy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as bringing the mood down, being overly cynical may have another more serious affect on your health. A study suggests that being too cyni...

Memories Are Worth Fighting for - the 21st Century Way

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Progress is urgently needed in understanding Alzheimer's disease and in finding effective treatments. Available drugs can help stabilise memory loss and confusion for a few months in about half of patients, but no preventative treatments exist and none that slow the inexorable development of the disease.

Breaking the Silence - Dementia Awareness Week

Melissa Davis | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Dementia Awareness Week, organised by the Alzheimer's Society, is this week. It is an annual event designed to shed some light on a condition that is all too often often misunderstood, and to encourage anyone who feels as if they, or someone they are close to, might be suffering with symptoms to take some action.

Is This An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While it has been widely believed that a loss of smell can be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, there hasn't been conclusive evidence proving...

Liverpool Museum Develops Innovative Approach to Helping Alzheimer's Sufferers With 'Memory Suitcase'

Eric J. Hall | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Eric J. Hall

Carol Rogers, the executive director for Education and Communities at National Museums Liverpool, came up with a project that is having a powerful imp...

Chris Martin, Alesha Dixon And Lily Allen Back Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With dementia affecting about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, there's a high chance that most of us will, at some point, know someone w...

What Is It Like To Have Dementia? Facebook App Simulates Symptoms To Raise Awareness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A UK charity has launched a new app on Facebook to promote awareness of dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK has launched FaceDementia, an app that is...