Dementia

Education module tackles driving and dementia

Program highlights how medicos and nurses can assist drivers with dementia to hang up their car keys. ...

Exercise for people with dementia improves balance and reduces dependence

Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and can reduce dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for ...

University works with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust to deliver new innovative health services for dementia patients

-University of Surrey named key partner in ‘Internet of Things’ NHS Innovation Test Bed project - Test Bed project will use a combination of robotics, wearable technology and remote monitoring - University of Surrey to turn data into a ‘common language’ to enable better health care services for dementia patients ... Full story

New test could predict dementia risk during routine GP visits

It may be possible to assess the risk of developing dementia by analyzing information gathered during routine visits to the family doctor, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. ... Full story

Common dementia drug found to improve Parkinson’s symptoms

Scientists in Bristol have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s. The research, published today in The Lancet Neurology, shows people with Parkinson’s who were given the oral drug rivastigmine were 45% less likely to fall and were considerably steadier when walking, compared to those on the placebo. ... Full story

Major study to test exercise based therapy in early dementia

A new study on therapy to maintain activity, independence and balance among people living with the early stages of dementia is being launched by a Nottingham-based research team. ... Full story

Anxiety raises risk for dementia

USC-led research of Swedish twins data indicates that anxiety may be a much more significant factor in memory loss than depression and dementia ... Full story

Singing is beneficial for memory and mood especially in early dementia

Researchers led by Dr. Teppo Särkämö at University of Helsinki, Finland have revealed that caregiver-implemented musical leisure activities, particularly singing, are cognitively and emotionally beneficial especially in the early stages of dementia. The findings could help improve dementia care and better target the use of music in different stages of dementia. ... Full story

Australian communities first in world to map local ‘Dementia Friendly’ places

Researchers develop unique tool to map ‘dementia friendly places’ in local areas. ... Full story

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