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 […]

First time back on air for Babs since news of Alzheimer’s

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 […]

Dementia warning – are you ‘skinny fat’? How your body shape reveals Alzheimer’s risk

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?

How a little wine, sleep and exercise fights Alzheimer’s

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 […]