Dementia

Worldwide unique technology project on dementia

A research project at Lulea University of Technology will study how sensors can be used to better understand people with beteendemässiga- and ...

Memory Slips May Signal Increased Risk of Dementia Years Later

MINNEAPOLIS – New research suggests that people without dementia who begin reporting memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, ...

Putting dementia carers in control

Experts will explore how improved support and powers for people caring for loved-ones with dementia can improve quality of life for both patients and carers around the UK. ... Full story

Quit smoking, exercise more to cut dementia risk – experts

Evidence is mounting that simple lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, which is the most common form of dementia, say UNSW Scientia Professors Henry Brodaty and Perminder Sachdev, the Co- Directors of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). ... Full story

Conversion of mild cognitive impairment to dementia among subjects with diabetes

Shown by a population-based five-year follow-up study by Tianjin Medical University ... Full story

New decision aid booklet targets driving and dementia

Telling someone with dementia they should stop driving is not an easy thing to do. ... Full story

Report finds scale and cost of dementia escalates

Dementia UK: The Second Edition, prepared by King's College London and the London School of Economics for the Alzheimer’s Society, finds that the cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion a year and that people with dementia, their carers and families shoulder two-thirds of the cost themselves. The charity calls for the government to end the artificial divide between health and social care which unfairly disadvantages people with dementia. ... Full story

Poor recording of physical health and medication could be causing dementia trials to fail

Dementia trials could be failing because they all-too-often overlook the physical health of patients – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Aston University. ... Full story

NUI Galway report highlights positive effect of reminiscence therapy for dementia sufferers

Professor Eamon O’Shea of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway ... Full story

Bristol and Bath researchers join forces in battle against dementia

Researchers from our Faculty of Science will join forces with GW4 partner the University of Bristol as part of a major new initiative to tackle dementia. New funding announced by leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK will support a Research Network, one of 15 Network Centres of scientific excellence across the UK looking into causes and possible treatments for dementia. ... Full story

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