Alzheimers

Why You Should Follow Popeye's Lead And Eat Spinach Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Popeye may have been on to something eating all that spinach. Eating just two portions of leafy greens per day can significantly help protect brain...

Alzheimer's Forgotten No More: A Conversation With J. Paul Henderson

Conor Mills | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Mills

It used to be the Big C that people feared and talked about, but now it's the Big A. Roll over cancer and make way for Alzheimer's - a disease with real cajones, a disease without cure or effective treatment and one that puts you in the shade, old chum. The King is dead, long live the King!

What Type Of Alzheimer's Did Terry Pratchett Suffer From?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As the world mourns the loss of the genius that was Sir Terry Pratchett, a light is being shone on the type of Alzheimer's disease he suffered from. ...

Sir Terry Pratchett Speaking About Assisted Dying Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Sir Terry Pratchett died on Thursday after a long and debilitating battle with a rare form of Alzheimer's at the age of 66. His death was announced...

Meet Chris, He's 39 And Has Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us think of Alzheimer's as an older people's disease, but the condition has been known to affect people much younger in life. Ex-servicema...

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

Living with posterior cortical atrophy

Valerie Blumenthal | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Valerie Blumenthal

The bluffing continued. Months drifted into years. Daily life was affecting me. I mislaid things, failing to see them, even though they might be in front of my nose. It was as though my eyes bypassed the objects.

Suffering Gout Could Make You Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer's

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from gout could be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. Those with a history of the condition, which is...

Dementia: No Hollywood Ending For Anyone

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will be flocking to the cinema to see Still Alice with Julianne Moore portraying a woman with early onset Alzheimer's. They'll undoubtedly be able to identify and sympathise with what's happening on the screen because even if dementia is not directly affecting them...

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.