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Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia Risk in Women

A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, shows that calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of ...

Creating dementia friendly communities in Derbyshire's Peak Park

A ground-breaking research project to understand the needs and experiences of people affected by dementia in rural areas is to be carried ...

Exercise results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk

Enrique Rivero FINDINGS Using the landmark Framingham Heart Study to assess how physical activity affects the size of the brain and one’s risk for developing dementia, UCLA ... Full story

Dementia: Is LMTX a major breakthrough?

The Week: LMTX slows Alzheimer's progression - but it doesn't work on everyone and experts are urging caution LMTX is taken twice a day in tablet ... Full story

Retailers set to become more dementia friendly

Alzheimers.org: 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, and research * carried out by the charity has shown that 8 out of 10 of ... Full story

Artistic skills emerge as dementia progresses

A new study by researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has identified the emergence of positive changes that occur after a person has been diagnosed with dementia. ... Full story

Study provides clue to better treatment options for frontotemporal dementia

A new study has revealed that the functional impairments experienced by people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) may provide insight into effective behavioural management techniques to help them continue to look after themselves for longer. ... Full story

No risk of contracting dementia through blood transfusion

Previous studies have shown that neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be induced in healthy laboratory animals, causing concern that dementia diseases can be transmitted between individuals, possibly via blood transfusions. However, in a new study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, a team from Karolinska Institutet shows that the diseases are not transmitted. ... Full story

“Hey! You stole my food!”

Abnormal eating behaviors in frontotemporal dementia ... Full story

Study Examines Unsafe Behaviors in Older Adults who Likely Have Dementia

Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, new research suggests. ... Full story

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