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Breakthrough In Early Warning Test For Dementia

Scientists are examining whether a simple memory test can actually detect  a dementia before symptoms appear.  The test, which involves patients looking at and identifying a mountainous landscape from various angles, costs very little but it is proving to be extremely effective.  This ‘Four Mountain...

Rain Link to Pain Levels

Do your aches and pains feel worse when it rains? Well it would seem that there is a good chance that they really do. Experts are now investigating whether the weather really does affect illnesses such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma and even migraine headaches.

 Clinical Rheumatologist Dr Will Di...

Jigsaw Puzzles To Avert Alzheimer's

Studies suggest that the simple act of doing jigsaw puzzles on a regular basis can really help stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This highly enjoyable hobby has been proved to stimulate the brain in such a way that it can even help gain a longer life span, especially when combined with reg...

Meaningful Music - Benefits for Dementia

Many people are already aware of the benefits that music can have on our wellbeing, but this is particularly so with older people and for anyone who has a dementia like Alzheimer’s. Therapists have found that music can help people to engage, ease stress and uplift moods, often when all else fails. 

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Timothy West On Coping With Dementia

Timothy West, husband to well-loved ‘Fawlty Towers’ actress Prunella Scales has spoken candidly about how her dementia has affected their lives on a daily basis. He admitted that he is having to adjust to her rapidly deteriorating memory and often finds himself having to repeat sentences to Prunella...

Perfect Christmas Gifts For Older People

Many people find it difficult buying for older relatives, often because their choices are often narrowed to the old tried and trusted slippers, gloves or cardigan for fear of getting it wrong. This year, why not give them something to make them really smile and even give them some much needed fun! 

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A Jolie - Alzheimer's Cure

An American research team has found that people who develop a dementia like Alzheimer’s may have lower levels of a particular protein in their bodies. The gene that makes the protein is also linked with breast and ovarian cancer; Miss Jolie’s discovery that she had this gene – and was eight times mo...

Loss Of Smell Linked To Dementia

 

A simple sniff test may determine if people are at risk of developing dementia, researchers claim. Studies have found that a failing sense of smell may be an early warning sign of the disease, with those showing the worst symptoms being more likely to get a dementia like Alzheimer’s. 

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Change In Humour Could Be Linked To Dementia

 

Have you noticed a change in a loved one’s sense of humour recently? Do they prefer to watch Mr Bean over more satirical comedy shows like Yes Minister these days? This could be an early warning sign of developing a dementia such as Alzheimer’s, experts warn. 

These personality changes can be qu...

Brain Training For The Elderly | Proof It Really Works

Just 60-75 minutes of brain training a day makes all the difference to cognitive abilities, according to a US Government study. Even people aged over 74 found an improvement in their reasoning and processing skills – up on a period of 10 years.

Participants who were given around 10-12 sessions, were ...