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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
12th December 2016

Dementia rates could be falling across the UK, US and Europe, according to new research. A study has found that the number of older people in the US being diagnosed with a form of dementia has dropped, which supports similar findings across the UK and Europe. Published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, the findings suggest that the dementia crisis may not be as bad as was initially thought....

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th December 2016

A new breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research could allow scientists to move one step closer to developing effective treatments for dementia. A team from Aberdeen University has found that previous research is not correct, which could transform how the illness is looked it. Studies have, until now, suggested that two protein molecules, tau and amyloid, might contribute toward Alzheimer's...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
14th November 2016

Regular brain training exercises could help protect people with mild cognitive impairment from developing dementia. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Combining outcomes from 17 clinical trials, the team used meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of brain training in dementia prevention and treatment. Their findings...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
21st October 2016

Physical exercise could help to reduce the effects of early dementia, a new study has indicated.  Research from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, reported in a new online issue of Neurology, found that sufferers of early dementia who exercised saw a small improvement on the test of overall thinking skills in comparison to those who did not.  The study involved 70 individuals with...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th October 2016

A list of environmental factors that contribute to the increased risk of suffering from dementia has been drawn up by by scientific experts at Edinburgh University’s Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre. The purpose of the list is to identify the factors that trigger or increase the risk of dementia, and to figure out ways to prevent this by conducting further scientific research. Dr Tom...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th July 2016

With an ageing global population and an expected nine million people over the age of 90 by 2050, there will be significant new pressures on health and care systems around the world in the coming decades. Improvements in medical care and diagnosis mean that more people are able to live well into older age, with many still being fit and healthy enough to lead an independent and high-quality life....

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
27th May 2016

New research has suggested that having high blood pressure can put people at an increased risk of vascular dementia. A team at the George Institute for Global Health analysed the medical records of more than four million people in the UK and identified patients who had increased blood pressure. With this information, they calculated that people with this health problem between the ages of 30 and...

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th April 2016

Research from the University of Copenhagen has suggested that rosacea could be a sign that a person is at a slightly higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia. Published in the journal Annals of Neurology, the study found that the risk was highest among older patients where rosacea - a chronic inflammatory skin disorder - was diagnosed by a hospital dermatologist. The condition is the result...

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