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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th January 2018
Significantly reducing salt intake could have a preventative effect when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A team led by Dr Constantino Iadecola at Cornell University used both a mouse model and human cells to examine the impact of a high-salt diet over time. In the study report published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, they said a diet that regularly exceeded the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th January 2018
Significantly reducing salt intake could have a preventative effect when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A team led by Dr Constantino Iadecola at Cornell University used both a mouse model and human cells to examine the impact of a high-salt diet over time. In the study report published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, they said a diet that regularly exceeded the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th January 2018
Significantly reducing salt intake could have a preventative effect when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. A team led by Dr Constantino Iadecola at Cornell University used both a mouse model and human cells to examine the impact of a high-salt diet over time. In the study report published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, they said a diet that regularly exceeded the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
15th January 2018
Research conducted in the United States has provided further indications that people who suffer from anxiety could be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in later life. The project was carried out at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and involved data from the Harvard Aging Brain Study, which focused on cognitively normal people between 62 and 90 years old, with no active...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
12th January 2018
Eating a diet that's based largely on Mediterranean principles can help to reduce a person's risk of frailty in old age, according to a new study. Research carried out by scientists at University College London has proved that a healthy diet can have a significant impact on people's health in later life. If their bodies are stronger, they are less likely to suffer a fall or fracture that could...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
10th January 2018
A new US study has been published that claims to have uncovered the key to improved early detection of Alzheimer's disease in patients. Researchers at California University in San Francisco have published details of their findings, which highlight a potential new test that could pinpoint disease sufferers before the first symptoms of the degenerative neurological condition are able to develop....
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
22nd December 2017
A breakthrough has been made in Alzheimer’s research, which pinpoints a set of immune cells in the brain that leaves individuals susceptible to the condition. Scientists from the University of Bonn believe the findings could mean better treatments within five years. It is inflammation of these cells – known as microglia – that causes clumps of amyloid beta in the brain, research has discovered....
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
18th December 2017
Being lonely is not just a sad situation, but one that is detrimental to health, it has been discovered. According to a new report by the Jo Cox Commission, loneliness is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being obese. Among the people that are most affected by what the organisation called ‘a social epidemic’ are the elderly. If they are less able to get out and about or friends and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
15th December 2017
The build-up of urea in the brain has been found to be one of the major causes of dementia, according to scientists. This major breakthrough is the work of an international team of researchers and extends the findings of previous studies. Scientists from the University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
13th December 2017
People aged between 91 and 101 have better mental health than many of their younger relatives, it has been found. A new study carried out by the University of Rome and University of California San Diego (UCSD) discovered that very old people experienced a greater sense of wellbeing than those aged between 51 and 75. Some 29 people aged between 91 and 101 living across nine villages in Cilento in...

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