Dementia/Alzheimer's - Page 3

The Daily Express reports, that being married or in a loving relationship, could reduce the risk of developing dementia by up to 60 percent. RNIB Connect Radio.

Only 2% of elderly patients receive ‘great care’ on NHS study finds. Rising numbers of frail elderly people, many with dementia are placing 'unprecedented' pressure on the NHS and care system. The Care Quality Commission has found there is a two per cent chance of patients receiving 'great care' but a 20 per cent possibility of any care not being good enough. The regulator warned of a fall in the quality of services which could risk the safety of patients and elderly care home residents. And it warned one in eight elderly people do not get the social care in the community that they need. Daily express.

A simple hearing test may allow doctors to identify patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's before they show any symptoms. Those affected by the disease had no activity in a particular part of their brain when played two types of sound in a scanner. Some apparently healthy volunteers responded to both sounds, while others only responded to one. And those who only detected one sound performed less well in mental tests, suggesting they may be in the early stages of the disease.  The technique is known as magnetoen-cephallography will be soon adopted by medics. The Alzheimers society and Alzheimers research said the trial on just 20 patients was too small to draw firm conclusions. News Paper. Reporter Shaun Wooler.

Google Street View recently turned 10, and is being used for way more than just directions. In 2007, Google sent out the first fleet of cars armed with cameras to map the world. Who could have guessed that a decade later, a researcher would use Street View technology to help dementia patients remember? But that’s exactly what bio-mechanical engineer Anne-Christine Hertz is doing. She built a prototype called BikeAround, which pairs a stationary bike with Google Street View to take dementia patients on a virtual ride down memory lane. Patients input a street address of a place that means something to them - a childhood home for instance - and then use the pedals and handlebars to 'bike around' their old neighbourhoods. Google Search Home Page.

If you're prone to small errors while carrying out everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea, you may be showing early signs of dementia research claims. Having to keep checking whether the tea bag is in the cup, or going to the fridge when the milk is already out shown the brains processing ability is fading. Daly Mail.

Olive oil might hold the key to which Alzheimer', which may be caused is by the build up of plaques in the brain. These clusters of protein fragments stop nerve cells in the brain functioning. Doctor Kaddoumi's research showed that the phytochemicals 'oleocanthal' in olive oil stimulated enzymes in the brain cleared the plaque, reducing the chance of Alzheimer developing. This research has only been done on mice, but its very encouraging, and funding for a human trial is in process. Dr. Amal Kaddoumi. ULM University of Louisiana at Monroe.Superfoods. Ch4.

The future is to stop Alzheimers before it starts, because research over the last five to ten years is actually a process that's evolved over decades of time, and so now, over the last five years, most of the drug trials have been leaning towards the, so called prevention trials, and a lot of these drug trials, the results are due by 2025, so we'll soon know quite soon whether or not these drug trials work and that seems to be where research is heading now. Guest scientist. BBC Radio 4: Inside Science.

Pensioners who learn to line dance are better protected from memory loss and dementia than those who walk or cycle.Dancing can help fight off loss of brain-power as we age and appears to work better over a period of 18 months. In the study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the dance group were found to have a larger hippocampus, suggesting they were better protected from memory loss and dementia. Dancing is a powerful tool to set new challenges for body and mind especially in older age. Daily Mail.

It's not just American Football where there have been concerns about collisions and concussions we're hearing it in lots of sports. It really started in boxing where you get a lot of concussions in fighting. Even Rugby and Football where there's contact with the ball or other players, there's a real concern that's contributing to damage to the brain which is leading to dementia later on in life. BBC World Service, Health Check.

47 million people in the World are effected by 'dementia'. Around 131 million could be effected by 2015 and the proportionate of sufferers in low and middle income countries is predicted to go up and 35% of all dementia cases could be prevented with proper interventions and treatments. Press Preview. Open Source. BBC News.

Researchers believe lifestyle factor may put people at risk of 'dementia' by damaging brain health. The study published in the Lancet suggests a 3rd of cases of dementia could be prevented by tackling obesity, stopping smoking, reducing high blood pressure and by getting a good education. BBC Radio 2 News.

People living with 'dementia' can now transform their home-life. GPS tracking devices, body monitors and censor pads are used to keep someone with dementia and their carers safe. and notify doctors who can then offer them support and offer a better insight to how it's progressing. The trials which are positive will hopefully be rolled out nationally. BBC London news.

Scientists at Georgetown University have found ways to help clean the brain of toxic trash that can lead to 'Alzheimer's and Parkinson's'. Discoidin domain receptors use the blood-brain barrier to ward off harmful cells that kill healthy neurons, but they can switch off', allowing a build-up of harmful proteins which can lead to neurodegenerate conditions. Metro News.

Research from the Ambrosia start-up in the US said people over 35 who received blood transfusions from young people may help reduce their risk of major diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, according to a new study. Metro News.

Walking at a slower pace in older people has been linked with 'dementia'. People who walk slower show a shrinkage of their right hippocampus in the brain, Pittsburgh researchers have shown. Mail on Sunday.

'Dementia'. If you eat one or more fish meal a week it seems to be significantly protective. Practically every study seems to have shown that. And the likely-hood is that its one of the long chain omega 3 fatty acids DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that is driving that. Berries and strawberry's, there's quite nice evidence which seem quite important as well. Professor Margaret Rayman - University of Surrey. Radio 4. The Food Programme.

Age is still the biggest risk factor, but there are 45.000 people under 65 with 'dementia'. Sheila Dillon. Radio 4. The Food Programme.

If you look at the amazing way that music can bring memories back for people suffering from 'dementia'. There is no cure as yet, but for the growing numbers of people living with the condition, some simple ways to slow it's progression is singing and music. Jeremy Vine. Radio 2.

A worrying number of people with dementia in the UK is estimated at more than 800.000 and is growing very fast. It's doubled in the last 10 years and will double again in the next 10 -15 years as the population ages. Martin Knapp. Professor of Social policy.

Many people have hospital appointments delayed or cancelled due to a 'ransom cyber attack' on NHS hospitals and GP I.T systems as well as other departments and businesses around the World. Sky News.

Dementia costs the NHS 4.3 billion pounds a year. Dementia is responsible for 1 in 9 deaths. NHS. 2 Billion a Week. NHS 2 Billion a Week. London Live.

Regular Exercise can beat dementia. 39 previous clinical trials involving 13 thousand patients aged over 50. They came to the conclusion that any exercise that leaves you slightly breathless have benefits to the brain, heart and the rest of the body. Cycling to work reduced the risk of cancer by 45% and reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke by 46%.  Dr Chris Steele.

3/4 of people with Alzheimer's have been victims of financial abuse. Alzheimer's Society.

The HSBC bank launches a 'Dementia advice guide' for customers with Dementia. HSBC spokesman.

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