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The Mental Health Foundation is carrying out a research project commissioned by Natural England’s Outdoors for All programme, which is asking people who are living with ‪‎dementia‬ and their ‪‎carers‬ about their activity and engagement with ‪nature‬ and the ‪outdoors. If you are a carer of someone who is living…
Older people living with Alzheimer's in Moray are to lose vital care in their own homes after a leading dementia charity decided to axe a loss-making service. Alzheimer Scotland said it was disbanding its home support scheme because it was no longer financially viable. The charity are now in talks…
A comprehensive programme of healthy eating advice, exercise, brain-training and health management can slow down mental decline in older people, research has shown. Scientists studied the effects of the programme in 1,260 Fins aged 60 to 77, all of whom were considered to be at risk of dementia. Standard mental…
A network of dementia research centres is being launched with £30 million in funding to find a cure for the disease. Alzheimer's Research UK, the world's largest dedicated dementia research charity, said the move would help to address the "desperate lack of effective treatments for those with the condition". The…
Women are hit hardest by the dementia epidemic sweeping Britain, according to a new study. The illness is not only the leading cause of death among British woman, but they are are also far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia, Alzheimer's Research UK has found.…
Lifestyle is responsible for about three quarters of brain ageing - but there are "simple and effective ways" to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, according to analysis. A review of academic studies and data by Age UK shows that about 76% of cognitive…
A quarter of people diagnosed with dementia hide the fact for fear of being stigmatised, according to a new report. The Medical Research Council (MRC), which commissioned the joint report by think-tank International Longevity Centre UK, said the social stigma was hampering diagnosis, care and research. Charities estimate their will…
Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year £1.1 million project will look at whether warning signs can be detected using special computer software to analyse high-definition images of the eye. Evidence suggests that changes in the…