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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…
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…
More than 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, new research suggests. People are living longer lives, which is fuelling a rise in the number with the condition, experts writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said. Researchers from University College London and the University…
Poor sleep may increase the chances of people at risk of Alzheimer's developing the disease, a study has shown. Scientists conducted spinal fluid tests on 101 people with an average age of 63 who had a family history of Alzheimer's or carried a gene linked to the condition. Participants who…
Alzheimer Scotland offshoot, Caledonia Social Care, has been offically launched today in Glasgow. The new company will take over the charity’s existing social care services across central Scotland and is being billed as a step forward for employee ownership in Scotland. With a projected £2.5 million annual turnover, it will…
Belong Morris Feinmann has opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester, welcoming residents and members of the Jewish community to the new £12m facility. The new village, which will provide world leading dementia care and a range of related services, comprises six households, each catering for 12 people in their…
Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 6th annual Awards which set out to recognise the work of those committed to helping people living with dementia and their families. Judged…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benefit from the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice resource. If you are a manager, the Guidance for learners, managers, assessors and educators will help you to consider how…
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