Dementia care: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

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 – are men or women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

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 warning – the best exercise to lower Alzheimer’s disease risk

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 […]

Dementia – the best exercises to reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms revealed

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 […]

High blood pressure linked to strokes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers also found that the number of brain lesions did not change even if participants used high blood pressure drugs. They analysed 1,288 older people and found that participants whose blood pressure was 10 per cent higher than average were 46 per cent more likely to have brain lesions. The pensioners with higher blood pressure […]