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Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, research has shown. Extraordinary results from experiments conducted in the US have revealed a close connection between brain waves and a clinical hallmark of the condition.…
Dementia-preventing drugs similar to statins may be the long-term solution to Alzheimer's, a leading expert has suggested. Just as statins reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, they would prevent the build up of toxic deposits of protein fragments in the brain. And like statins, they would be taken by patients…
A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon, led an event organised by the Dementia Centre, HammondCare and hosted…
An immunotherapy drug hailed as a potential game changer in the treatment of Alzheimer's has missed its targets in a large-scale clinical trial. The antibody treatment, solanezumab, failed to achieve significant slowing of memory loss and mental decline caused by the disease. As a result, manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales' has been developed in partnership by the…
Dementia patients are receiving "harrowing" examples of poor care in their own homes, with many being left in dirty clothes for days, going without food or water and forced to sleep in soiled sheets, a charity has warned. Sufferers are being let down by the very people who are supposed…
An Alzheimer's disease sufferer's last year alive was living hell due to inadequate training for care staff, his daughter has said. Linda Jackson, 63, said she struggled to get good quality homecare for her father Ken Richard before he died in 2014 aged 87. She said her father, a dock…
Carers who repeatedly miss appointments with dementia sufferers have been claiming their patients did not remember them visiting, MPs have heard. Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan, a former A&E doctor, added family members of patients have started hiding in their cars in order to prove to council officials that a carer has…