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A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed. The panel of 24 international experts identified a range of modifiable risk factors they believe to be responsible for around 35% of all instances of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Different risk…
Davina McCall and her parents have spoken together about her father's battle with Alzheimer's disease for the first time ahead of a charity walk. The Long Lost Family presenter, her father Andrew McCall and his wife Gaby will join the Alzheimer's Society for their Memory Walk, a fundraising event taking…
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford…
Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia to significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. The large-scale…
Being single or widowed increases the risk of dementia, research suggests. A review of 14 studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London found that, when compared with married people, those who were single had a 42% increased risk of dementia. Meanwhile, people who were widowed saw their…
A Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, research suggests. New studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London examined links between diet and dementia and found that following a nutrient-rich diet helps keep the brain…
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 77-year-old woman with dementia has been convicted of an ill-treatment offence. Susan Draper, 43, is the second care worker convicted of ill-treating Betty Boylan after her family rigged up a covert camera in her room. Birmingham…
One night of disturbed sleep increases levels of a brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, research has shown. A week of tossing and turning boosts another molecule implicated in the destruction of brain cells, the same study found. Increasing evidence suggests an association between poor sleep and a greater risk…
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