Dementia

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 ...

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, ...

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

Johns Hopkins Research Helps Advance Potential Drug Therapy for ALS and Dementia

Research at Johns Hopkins has helped a team of scientists elsewhere identify and develop a compound that could directly target a genetic mutation responsible for a common familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a biologically related memory-robbing disease known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). ... Full story

Focus on naturally occurring protein to tackle dementia

Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. ... Full story

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