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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
6th February 2018
Bill Gates has revealed that the motivation behind donating $100 million (£70 million) to dementia research was his father. The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft pledged the money from his personal fortune back in November and has now explained that 92-year-old Bill Gates Senior has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. At present, there is no cure for the neurodegenerative disease, but an injection...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
24th January 2018
Music has the potential to be a powerful tool in the treatment of dementia, experts have told the House of Lords. Representatives from the International Longevity Centre’s Commission on Dementia and Music explained how a favourite song can bring back memories from the past. As well as MPs, a number of clinicians, academics, charity leaders and policymakers were present to hear the case for music...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
17th January 2018
Prime minister Theresa May has appointed the first minister for loneliness, bringing to fruition a project begun by the late Jo Cox. Tracey Crouch MP will be formally appointed today (January 17th) and is tasked with taking on what she described as a generational challenge that affects as many as nine million people in the UK. Ms Crouch will work across political parties and within communities,...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
17th January 2018
Prime minister Theresa May has appointed the first minister for loneliness, bringing to fruition a project begun by the late Jo Cox. Tracey Crouch MP will be formally appointed today (January 17th) and is tasked with taking on what she described as a generational challenge that affects as many as nine million people in the UK. Ms Crouch will work across political parties and within communities,...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
17th January 2018
Prime minister Theresa May has appointed the first minister for loneliness, bringing to fruition a project begun by the late Jo Cox. Tracey Crouch MP will be formally appointed today (January 17th) and is tasked with taking on what she described as a generational challenge that affects as many as nine million people in the UK. Ms Crouch will work across political parties and within communities,...
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...

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