DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a range of progressive diseases that affect the brain. There’s currently no cure, but research is looking into what causes the condition. A lack of sleep can accelerate brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s, a new study has warned.
It’s long been known that Alzheimer’s patients often retain musical memories, even when they can’t remember names, faces or places. Canadian researchers say brain scans have helped them understand why.
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can be difficult to spot because the disease can affect people differently. But scientists have created an AI which they claim can spot Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.
DEMENTIA currently affects around 850,000 people in the UK and is set to increase to over one million by 2025. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. As dementia numbers continue to rise, how do you know if you’re at risk of Alzheimer’s?
Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of related symptoms, associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness, language, understanding, judgement, mood, movement and difficulties carrying out daily activities. There are many different causes of dementia and people often get confused between the difference […]
Dementia is the name given a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. The most common types of dementia in the UK include Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by an abnormal build-up of proteins in or around brain cells, while vascular dementia is caused by a reduced blood […]
Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms linked to an ongoing decline in brain function. The most common type of dementia in the UK is Alzheimer’s disease. You could lower your risk of dementia by making some changes to your diet or exercise plans. Regular physical exercise is one of the best […]
A simple scan currently available at NHS opticians could identify the thousands of people at greater risk of developing the condition. Experts hope targeting such people with drugs and lifestyle changes could slow or even stop the onset of dementia. One of the world’s leading eye specialists used data from optical scans on 32,000 Britons […]
Dementia affects about 850,000 people in the UK, according to the NHS. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the country. People are more likely to develop dementia if they don’t exercise, as it can cause problems with memory or thinking, it said. Keeping active could also help dementia patients to remain […]
SUFFERING from higher blood pressure later in life could put people at risk of brain diseases such as dementia, warns research. The study showed older people with high blood pressure were more at risk of brain lesions – blockages in the brain – which can lead to strokes and Alzheimer’s disease.