Alzheimers

Paving the Way for a Good Life With Dementia

Dr Nori Graham | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nori Graham

Too often I meet people who have been too afraid to seek medical advice because they fear the diagnosis of dementia. We must reinforce the reality that people can live a good life with dementia, so that people may receive a timely diagnosis without the fear of being stigmatised.

Alzheimer's: Why Does It Affect Women More Than Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is known to marginally affect women more than men, but a new report from the US reveals that they also bear the biggest burden whe...

Leading Cancer Specialist Reveals His Tips For A Long Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new book by leading cancer expert Dr David Agus has shone a light on some of the practices that can help you live longer. If anyone should know,...

Dementia 'Could Be Detected Three Years In Advance With New Blood Test'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientific study claims to have developed a new blood test that can predict with 90% accuracy whether a person is prone to develop dementia within thr...

Could This Help Prevent Memory Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study is underway to investigate whether eggs may be a useful addition to your diet, to help prevent or delay dementia. During the six-month stu...

'Fawlty Towers' Star Has Alzheimers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The husband of actress Prunella Scales, best known for her role in 'Fawlty Towers', has revealed she is suffering from Alzheimers. The 81-year-old ...

Why Your Bacon Sarnie Is A Brain Death Trap

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could your bacon sarnie be the undoing of you? According to scientists, meat that is barbecued, grilled or fried may contribute to accelerated ageing ...

South London Rapper Makes Thousands for Alzheimer's Charity

Phoebe Parke | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Phoebe Parke

Ryan 'Ragz-CV' Robinson managed to raise £4,000 for the Alzheimer's Society by selling an EP he recorded in his bedroom. The album was produced and inspired by his 74-year-old granddad and fuses both Ryan and his granddad's musical styles into what they call jazz-hip hop...

Changing Lives By Changing Food Production

Gavin Megaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

The All Black rugby player had been locked in his room for days, shutting out all contact with friends, family and fellow players. It was 4am when he finally picked up the phone to call a helpline. The reply at the other end was simple, "hello friend". It started a process that led to therapy that has been helping to change the life of Brent Pope for many years.

DDT: Pesticide Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Past exposure to the banned pesticide DDT is "strikingly" linked to the development of Alzheimer's in later life, a study has shown. People with th...

When Life Deals You Lemons....

Leanne Davis | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Sometimes life deals you lemons and you have no choice but to suck them up. Sometimes you are given a whole box full of lemons. And sometimes DHL arrives in an articulated lorry with a 2-year supply of lemons and a note to say they'll be back with another delivery at some point in the future (date tbc).

Heavy Drinking May Lead To Memory Loss For Middle-Aged Men

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men who drink heavily in middle age speed up their rate of memory loss, a study has shown. Those consuming more than 36 grams of alcohol per day - ...

15-minute "Selfie" Test Can Indicate Early Signs Of Mental Decline

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 15-minute "selfie" test conducted at home can indicate early signs of mental decline that might be the first glimmer of Alzheimer's. US researche...

Detox, Diet and Dementia

Alison Cranage | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cranage

It's that time of year again. We've overindulged and now feel slightly guilty about it. Well I do anyway. So our thoughts turn to healthy eating - something we're constantly told is good for us and can help lower our risk of a whole range of diseases. Is it true? Can what we eat affect our chances of developing dementia?

How Are Concussions Linked To Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-as...

A Breakthrough In The Fight Against Alzheimer's?

PA | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

Scientists have pinpointed a specific part of the brain where Alzheimer's begins and traced how the disease spreads. High resolution brain scans of...

Nelson And Macca Rock - But What About the Ordinary Old Folk This Christmas?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Let's face it, old people rock! And you never know when they might pop off, leaving you wondering, did I really do my best to look after them? Dizzee Rascal agrees.

This Christmas Forget Presents, Simply Be Present With Your Presence

Leanne Davis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

My advice to you this festive season is to do whatever you can to have present moment awareness. Christmas can be a tricky time with emotions running high. But the fact is that the past is gone and the future doesn't exist so all we have is the present.

Your Dementia Is Killing Me

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

While we do not have the disease, our own lives can become overshadowed and change. We may lose part of ourselves (hopes, aspirations, freedom, love and support) and a level of being care-free: without having to worry, without having to care for another.

Alzheimers Is Not the Only Dementia

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Alzheimer's is not the only dementia. Alcohol dementia, is also known as alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) and alcohol-related brain injury (ARBI), and is linked with Wernicke's encephalopathy and Korsakoff's syndrome. With all these complex names, it's perhaps not surprising that the direct link between alcohol consumption and dementia isn't clear.

Scan That May Spot Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease To Become Available In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A method of scanning the brain for potential signs of Alzheimer's disease has been made available in the UK for the first time. The technique combi...

How A Healthy Diet May Prevent Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The battle against dementia should be refocused away from "dubious" drugs to the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, a group of doctors and health exper...

Breakthrough Alzheimer's Drug Could Be Available Within Five Years

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, UK scientists have said. People aged 55 to 90 are currently...

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Drug 'In Five Years', Scientists Hope

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, UK scientists have said. People aged 55 to 90 are currently...

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...