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    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

    Moderate to severe mid-life (30-65) anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life, suggests a study of the available published evidence, part-funded by Alzheimer’s Society, in the online journal BMJ Open.   As yet it’s unclear whether drug or non-medical treatments for anxiety, such as mindfulness and meditation, could curb the risk of dementia […]

    1st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    Alzheimer’s Society comments on anti-inflammatories preventing dementia study

    A Vancouver-based research team led by Dr Patrick McGeer, has published a paper suggesting that anti-inflammatory drugs could prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study suggests following a positive saliva test, people should start taking a daily dose of anti-inflammatories to help prevent dementia. This area has been explored widely, with clinical trials so far finding no […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Olympian set for biggest test of his life after dementia revelation

    Running legend Ron Hill says he is ready to face “the biggest challenge of my life” after revealing that he is now living with dementia.   The 79-year-old marathon icon has vowed not to let dementia “get me down” and fight the condition with the same determination that turned him into one of the world’s […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    Study confirms link between hearing loss and dementia in older adults

    On World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2018, the British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) highlight an important new study into the link between hearing loss and the risk of dementia in older adults. Conducted by Professor Helene Amieva in France, the study followed 3,777 participants aged over 65 for up to 25 years. […]

    3rd March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer to end research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

    Pfizer has announced that it will be ending its neuroscience discovery and early development efforts, an area which includes research into drug development for Alzheimer’s disease. The US based company anticipates losing 300 jobs in its neuroscience discovery and early development programmes in Andover, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut. The company said that it will […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

    NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

    NHS Digital has published for the first-time data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients. 9.4 per cent of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis were prescribed antipsychotic medication in the 6 weeks to 30 November 2017.   The data has been published as part of an expansion of the monthly […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

    Hearing loss could be a risk factor as dementia diagnosis set to triple world wide

    A study published today has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia. The researchers, based at Trinity College Dublin, reviewed and analysed the results of 36 different studies involving over 20,000 people that looked into hearing loss and dementia. They found that age-related hearing loss had a small […]

    7th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

    The University of Manchester’s Whitworth explores ‘Beyond Dementia’

    From today the 28 July; The University of Manchester’s Whitworth will showcase an exhibition exploring how to live well after a diagnosis of dementia. Curated by the Fabulous Forgetful Friends, this Collection Centre exhibition explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives. Fabulous Forgetful Friends is a group based in […]

    28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dementia deaths set to quadruple

    Dementia deaths set to quadruple

    The number of people who die from dementia is set to almost quadruple in coming years, a new study has found. Increasing deaths from the condition will contribute to a rocketing number of people who will need end-of-life care, researchers added. The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, saw experts analyse mortality statistics for […]

    18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

    Barnsley teacher becomes one of the youngest to die of dementia

    A Barnsley family have spoke of their devastation after their son became one of the youngest people to die from dementia – at just 40 years old.   Gareth Wilmot, a teacher from Barnsley passed away on Monday after a five year battle with frontotemporal dementia, a savage and rapidly-advancing form of the disease. He was hit with […]

    3rd April 2017 | By | Reply More
    NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

    NICE and NHS England to introduce budget test for new treatments

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and NHS England have announced changes to the way drugs are evaluated and funded. Under the test, new treatments that will cost the NHS more than £20 million per year for the first three years could be gradually introduced in a way that is more affordable to […]

    28th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

    Former carer makes poetic plea for patience and understanding for those living with dementia

    A former care worker who has dementia had people in tears when recited a poem on video as a heartfelt plea for patience for those who have the condition. Gary Weir, 54, has been a resident of the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham for five years after falling victim to a form of dementia […]

    17th January 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dementia diaries improve confidence for those living with dementia

    Dementia diaries improve confidence for those living with dementia

    Recording regular audio diaries can improve the confidence of those living with dementia and help to reduce stigma attached to the condition, according to researchers at Leeds Beckett. The Leeds Beckett team evaluated ‘Dementia Diaries’, a project which documents the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia as a series of audio diaries, with the […]

    6th October 2016 | By | Reply More
    Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

    Unlikely double-act raises more than £100,000 for dementia charity now signed to Decca Records!

    A dream will come true for ‘Songaminute Man’ Teddy Mac with the release of his first ever single, which will raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.   The 80-year-old former Butlin’s Redcoat, who has dementia, is heading for the music charts after being signed up by the prestigious Decca Records label.   Teddy ‘Mac’ McDermott shot […]

    16th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    York care home residents get quicker access to dementia support

    York care home residents get quicker access to dementia support

    Residents in York care homes could get quicker access to support dementia services thanks to a new trial to improve diagnosis rates. City of York Council has teamed up with the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (VoYCCG) and Dementia Forward*, to trial a new scheme to provide support and education for care home staff […]

    8th September 2016 | By | Reply More
    Alzheimer’s drug research looks promising

    Alzheimer’s drug research looks promising

    New research has shown a drug can remove the Alzheimer’s disease hallmark amyloid protein from the brains of people in the early stages of the disease. The research is published today (Wednesday 31 August) in the journal Nature. The drug, called aducanumab, is a type of therapy called an antibody, designed to target the amyloid […]

    31st August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

    Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions

    Calcium supplements linked to dementia risk in women with certain health conditions–Alzheimer’s Society comments New research claims that calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease (a group of disorders that affect blood flow in the brain). The […]

    17th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Dementia screening breakthrough welcomed

    Dementia screening breakthrough welcomed

    A SUNDERLAND charity has welcomed a new screening technique that could transform dementia diagnosis.   Age UK Sunderland, which delivers the Essence Service – designed to offer support specifically for people recently diagnosed with dementia and those who look after them – believes that the development of a new test that could spot dementia years […]

    17th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Glimmers of hope for dementia drug trials

    Glimmers of hope for dementia drug trials

    Research presented today has shown that the drug LMTX may slow down brain shrinkage in some people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease by up to a third. This research was shared at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016. It also improved cognition and the ability of some people with Alzheimer’s to carry out their […]

    28th July 2016 | By | Reply More
    Genetic test could predict people at higher risk of memory issues

    Genetic test could predict people at higher risk of memory issues

    New research shows that a genetic ‘risk score’ may detect people at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear according to a study published today (Wednesday 6 July) in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers calculated a ‘risk score’ based on whether or not a person […]

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