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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
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
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
29th November 2016
The elderly are among those most vulnerable to the cold and should take extra precautions as temperatures drop in the coming days. With the Met Office puts a Level 2 cold weather alert in place for the majority of the country, one expert has spoken about the fact that cold does kill. Dr Angie Bone of the Extreme Events team at Public Health England said: “Cold does kill, even in places where the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th November 2016
The number of people ending up in hospital due to undernourishment has nearly tripled in the last year, according to official figures and the elderly are a key demographic in the additional cases. Some 184,528 hospital bed days last year were as a result of poor diet or a lack of food, compared to 65,048 measured across the same timeframe in 2006-2007. In many of the cases, a fall or infection...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd November 2016
A diet high in carrots, kale and sweet potatoes could help older adults avoid dementia, according to new research. The compounds responsible for bright colours in vegetables can boost brain function in adults as they age, it has been revealed. Test subjects with lower levels of carotenoids in their bodies had to use more brain power to carry out tasks associated with memory. This backed up...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
18th November 2016
After the death of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen earlier this month (November 7th), the issue of falls in the elderly has been brought to the fore. The 82-year-old fell in the night and later passed away in his sleep and it is not known if the two incidents are related. Falls, however, can highlight health problems in the elderly. According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th November 2016
Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a Christmas advert that brings the realities of dementia home by showing a beloved figure suffering from the disease. Stephen Fry narrates the tale of Santa Claus being unable to complete his seasonal duties due to being confused and disorientated. It follows a little girl called Freya who hopes that one day a treatment could be found to help bring back the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th November 2016
More people now die from dementia and Alzheimer’s than any other cause, official figures have revealed. The conditions, which are prevalent in the older generation, have increased by a fifth in just one year, making them the biggest cause of death across England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 61,686 people died of these illnesses in 2015, equating to one in...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
14th November 2016
Using a new approach to checking eye pressure following cataract surgery could help prevent vision loss, according to a new study. This is according to researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, who believe that by employing a tool currently used in a clinical setting, surgeons would be better able to protect patients' eyesight. Currently, high eye pressure is one of the most...

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