Tag: dementia

Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Alzheimer’s: New test could detect disease TEN YEARS before symptoms develop

By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent Scientists hope a new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least a decade before symptoms appear – paving the way for early treatment The discovery of a fall in levels of a certain type of genetic material could signal an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The biological marker is found […]

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Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners

By Fiona Macrae Health risk: Pensioners have been warned to drink less alcohol or risk damaging their health Pensioners were warn ed last night to drink less alcohol or risk severely damaging their health. Doctors and public health experts said heavy drinking among the elderly was a ‘hidden problem’ and safe limit guidelines for over-65s […]

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How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
How feasting on steak and spinach can cut the chances of Alzheimer’s

By Jenny Hope Iron-rich foods such as steak, spinach, liver and nuts could cut the risk of dementia in later life, say researchers. A study has found that people with anaemia – where levels of red blood cells are lower than normal – were more likely to develop conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The most common […]

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Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Could gum disease and poor dental health be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

By Ellie Zolfagharifard and Jenny Hope Bad teeth and gum disease could be linked to Alzheimer’s, say scientists. The bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene can kill off nerve cells once they reach the ain, causing the confusion and memory loss associated with dementia. Researchers who examined the ains of ten dead Alzheimer’s patients found […]

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Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower: Side effect of medicines slows dementia patients’ mental decline

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Blood pressure drugs may boost brainpower: Side effect of medicines slows dementia patients’ mental decline

By Jenny Hope Smart pills? Lisinopril is part of a family of blood pressure drugs called ACE inhibitors which could boost patients’ ain power, research suggests Doctors have long recognised that taking blood pressure drugs may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s. Now researchers have uncovered the first evidence that the drugs, called ACE inhibitors, may […]

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‘Digital Dementia’ surging among young electronics users

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
‘Digital Dementia’ surging among young electronics users

    Posted on: 5:06 pm, June 28, 2013, by Andrew Lynchand Charly Arnolt, updated on: 05:45pm, June 28, 2013 Are we creating a dementia epidemic for the future? KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The overuse of electronics at a young age is leading to a surge in what some doctors are calling “Digital Dementia”. The demand for […]

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Dementia pill could save lives by reducing risk of heart attacks and strokes | Health | News | Daily Express

| June 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

The simple drug could be harnessed to beat devastating heart conditions Ground-breaking research has discovered that the tablets – which can cost as little as 32p a day – can slow the symptoms of the killer ain disease and have the added benefit of protecting against heart and cardiovascular problems. It means the simple drugs […]

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Study Shows Emotional Contagion Increases in Alzheimer’s Patients

| May 28, 2013 | 1 Comment
Study Shows Emotional Contagion Increases in Alzheimer’s Patients

Study shows emotional contagion increases in Alzheimer’s patients May 28, 2013 by Bob Yirka in Alzheimer’s disease & dementia (Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at the University of California’s Memory and Aging Center has found that emotional contagion appears to increase in a linear progression with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In their […]

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The Importance of Homocysteine in Delaying Alzheimer’s

| May 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Importance of Homocysteine in Delaying Alzheimer’s

The possibility of delaying dementia and Alzheimer’s remains the holy grail of neurology, in this article Jerome Burne investigates the latest research of an amino acid called homocysteine that might hold the key to dealing with this distressing illness. For as long as he can remember, John Hough has suffered from a poor memory. ‘I hated learning poems […]

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