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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
12th January 2017
Learning to play an instrument could help to stop the signs of ageing in the brain, a new study has found. Those who are able to play the piano, guitar or drums have better reaction times as they get older in comparison to non-musicians. This is according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Montreal in Canada, who investigated the negative effects of ageing on the brain and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
6th January 2017
It has long been considered that the Mediterranean diet is healthy, but a new study has found it is particularly beneficial for older people. The research, which was carried out at the University of Edinburgh, shows that pensioners eating in this way experienced half the level of brain shrinkage of others the same age.This is particularly important as brain shrinkage is associated with memory...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd December 2016
Dementia could be as manageable as HIV and AIDS by 2025 thanks to advances in medication, according to the newly appointed director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI). Professor Bart De Strooper has suggested, when talking to the Press Association, that rather than curing dementia, new research will help us to better control it. Recently chosen to lead the UK DRI at University College...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st December 2016
Sauna bathing on a regular basis could be key to helping reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research carried out at the University of Eastern Finland found that men who used a sauna between four and seven times a week were around 66 per cent less likely to develop dementia. This link has not previously been investigated, but it seems that regular sauna use during a week leads...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th December 2016
Eating at least 20 grams of nuts a day could help to reduce conditions like cancer and heart disease. A new review that looked at a number of previous studies on the benefits of eating nuts has found that they could be beneficial in reducing the risk of experiencing certain serious health conditions.  The study performed by Imperial College London found that eating the equivalent of a handful of...

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