Alzheimers

Could Table Tennis Be The Ultimate Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taking medication is currently the most common way to control and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but it's far from ideal. Not only is medi...

'Exciting' Alzheimer's Drug Could Delay Progression Of Disease By 30%

PA | By Nina Massey and John von Radowitz, Press Association | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A drug which could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease has proven successful in trials. The experimental drug solanezumab reduced ment...

The Reality of Alzheimer's Disease

Hannah Clarke | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Clarke

Nine years ago, my wonderful nan was diagnoses with Alzheimer's. In spite of a good 18 months plus of knowing in our hearts that the 'A' word as we called it, was the cause of nan's forgetfulness and confusion, her diagnosis was still a shock, if not a surprise.

Teenager Develops New Alzheimer's Test Which Warns Of Disease Before Symptoms Even Occur

The Huffington Post UK | Joe Jarnecki | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 15-year-old school student has developed a test which could give up to 10 years warning of Alzheimers before symptoms even start to show. Krtin N...

Science Just Unlocked The Key To Reading People's Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are now able to read people's minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity. In an experiment condu...

Sir Terry Pratchett Stars In Alzheimer's Awareness TV Ad Campaign

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Terry Pratchett is posthumously starring in a hard-hitting TV ad campaign waging war on Alzheimer's - the disease which he died from in March this...

Powerful Ad Shows Just How Isolating Dementia Can Be

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia is an isolating illness, and can be increasingly distressing for patients and loved ones when connections begin to break down. To highligh...

A Dementia Diary - It Could Be You One Day

Helen McEntire | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Helen McEntire

I love my job. It's not always easy but it's the most valuable job in the world, I'm empowering people to do just what they want to or what they are able to do - to live with dementia not suffer from it.

Society's Treatment of Those With Dementia Reflects on Us All

Pippa Kelly | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Pippa Kelly

Is it right that people with dementia are frequently plonked into armchairs in care homes where they sit gazing, unseeing and uncomprehending, at mindless daytime TV which some, if not most, of them would never dream of watching in their own homes?

Could Eating Cake Increase Your Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've got a sweet tooth, prepare for some bad news. New research suggests foods high in sugar, such as chocolate and cake, may increase an indi...

Sir Bruce Forsyth Speaks Out In Support Of Assisted Dying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Bruce Forsyth has spoken out in support of assisted dying, saying that if he had Alzheimer’s disease or dementia he would would like the right t...

How Snoring Could Be Linked To Memory Loss Later In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory loss and cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study found that people with sleep ...

How Obesity Could Reduce Your Risk Of Dementia

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We're accustomed to hearing about the health risks associated with being overweight, but a new study suggests obesity may have one health benefit. ...

Katie Hopkins, Here's 5 Things You Need To Know About Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dementia finally got the recognition it deserved following the Oscar-winning success of Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, a story about a professor...

Erwin Mortier and Stammered Songbook

Ben Mirza | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Erwin Mortier is a Flemish writer, whose work is sadly little known in the Anglosphere, but thanks to Pushkin Press that is changing. Erwin's literary style is unorthodox, always merging a diverse roster of themes to create stories that are deep with emotion. He has been dubbed the voice of his generation.

Even Katie Hopkins' Fans Think She's Gone Too Far With Her Heartless Comments About Dementia

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK

Professional provocateur Katie Hopkins has earned a stern rebuke from the head of a leading Alzheimer's charity for a series of "disgraceful" remarks ...

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 24.05.2015 | 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 09.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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...