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.
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 […]
Dame Barbara will tell the story of Americans Abbott and Costello who she watched during her teens. She said: “I absolutely loved them. I’m happy to pay tribute to them as two of America’s leading funnymen.” Radio 2 boss Lewis Carnie added: “I was delighted when Barbara agreed to narrate this documentary profiling one of […]
Biogen and Japan’s Eisai said they had positive results from a midstage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, though experts said it was too soon to say the drug marks a real advance.
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making diet or exercise changes. Your body shape could reveal your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Being “skinny fat” could increase your chances of the brain condition – what does it mean to be skinny fat?
However, they were also keen to point out that a “medium” or “large” amount of alcohol per day had the reverse affect. Previous studies have shown Alzheimer’s disease is associated with the toxic build-up of proteins in the brain, which cause neuron cells to die. Studies now focus on the link between the brain’s capacity […]