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Early Onset Dementia

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...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
11th December 2017
Wearing dentures can lead to a number of health conditions, according to new research. Scientists at King’s College London have found that over-50s with 20 or fewer of their own teeth are at a much greater risk of musculoskeletal frailty than their peers. Weak joints and muscles were seen in many denture wearers during the study and the researchers believe it’s due to an avoidance of certain...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th December 2017
Over-55s are being encouraged to have hearing tests after a group of scientists discovered there may be a link between hearing loss and dementia. Further studies are being undertaken with the view to discern whether or not wearing a hearing aid could slow down the condition or prevent it altogether. Dr David Reynolds of the Alzheimer’s Research UK charity was part of the research team. He told...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th November 2017
Annual campaigns encourage the elderly to get the flu jab before the winter sets in, but there’s another segment of the population that should also be vaccinated to help protect the over-65s. Children have been described as ‘super spreaders’ by NHS bosses, which could pose a risk for their grandparents. As Christmas draws near, the NHS is recommending children take advantage of a free nasal spray...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
27th November 2017
Relatives are being warned against giving bottles of alcohol to the over-55s this Christmas, as it has been found that excessive drinking is becoming a problem in the elderly. Health campaigners are recommending gifting ‘their company’ instead. Those aged between 55 and 64 are now drinking more than any other group in England and Scotland, according to the Calling Time report. It was put together...

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