Dementia

What hurts the heart can also hurt your brain

Feb 11, 2018 | | Say something

If you thought habits of alcohol and smoking were only affecting your heart, think again. A new study shows that things that increase cardiovascular risk could also damage the brain. Which means, habits such as drinking, smoking, obesity and diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Vascular risk factors damage the brain and […more]

Playing a musical instrument ‘could reduce dementia risk’

Dec 23, 2017 | | Say something

play a musical instrument may help reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Researchers studied a group of twins found that those who were able to make music had a one-third lower risk of developing the disease, reports The Telegraph. According to those conducting the study, the research has been conducted on […more]

Newcastle new pilot scheme to help patients with dementia remain active

Oct 29, 2017 | | Say something

A new scheme has been launched in Newcastle and Durham to help people dementia remain active through hobbies and exercise. In order to keep patients busy and to nullify the stigma diagnosed individuals can not continue to enjoy hobbies, games for the brain has been established. The service, which is being tested in Newcastle and […more]

Bradford leads an innovative project in the battle against dementia

Oct 24, 2017 | | Say something

Bradford council has announced that it has joined forces with two of the top three UK universities and a variety of other organizations, to develop a study on dementia. In what is being termed as the most comprehensive study of its kind by a local authority, the investigation of 19 months will bring together academics, […more]

New initiative launched to attract study volunteers dementia

Jul 27, 2017 | | Say something

A new initiative has been launched to match researchers with members of public who are willing to participate in studies of dementia. Participate in dementia research is a national telephone and online service that allows people with and without dementia register their interest in studies. Its goal is to accelerate the pace of research into […more]

Government funding received by experts dementia dementia

Jul 25, 2017 | | Say something

dementia expert Professor Alistair Burns NHS England, has welcomed the Prime Minister promise to fund research disease. Announcing the next phase of ‘challenge on dementia’ program, Cameron promised £ 300 million investment in dementia research in the next parliament, a new global fund on dementia, and training one million NHS staff to cope with the […more]

international project launched to fight dementia

Jul 8, 2017 | | Say something

Three leading organizations around the world have launched a collaborative effort to develop treatments for diseases brain such as Alzheimer’s. Known as the MEND, or cell death mechanisms in neurodegeneration, the initiative will be based on a $ 1.25 million (£ 820,000) for specific research on brain diseases that cause dementia. The focus of the […more]

Common drugs ‘could increase the risk of dementia’

Jun 10, 2017 | | Say something

Taking some commonly prescribed drugs, including treatments for insomnia, may increase the risk of dementia, suggests a recent study. These drugs are those with anticholinergic effects, including medications and sleeping pills Nytol and Piriton Benadryl allergy. They are commonly taken by older people. anticholinergic drugs block a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the brain and body. […more]

Could low vitamin D increase the risk of dementia?

May 31, 2017 | | Say something

Individuals who have low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop dementia. Researchers at the University of Exeter undertook a study blood samples from more than 1,600 people who were aged 65 years or older were analyzed. At the beginning of the trial, all participants had no degenerative disease, nor any signs […more]