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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
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
19th December 2016
Eating at least 20 grams of nuts a day could help to reduce conditions like cancer and heart disease. A new review that looked at a number of previous studies on the benefits of eating nuts has found that they could be beneficial in reducing the risk of experiencing certain serious health conditions.  The study performed by Imperial College London found that eating the equivalent of a handful of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th December 2016
Eating at least 20 grams of nuts a day could help to reduce conditions like cancer and heart disease. A new review that looked at a number of previous studies on the benefits of eating nuts has found that they could be beneficial in reducing the risk of experiencing certain serious health conditions.  The study performed by Imperial College London found that eating the equivalent of a handful of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
17th December 2016
Drinking a glass of wine a day could help to protect against the most common form of stroke. A new study has found that consuming up to three units of alcohol a day may help to cut the chances of suffering an ischaemic stroke, which is the most common form of the illness.  Ischaemic stroke is when a blood clot stops the blood supply, which is what happens in around 85 per cent of all stroke cases...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
16th December 2016
Measuring brain activity could help to predict the risk of falling in older people, according to new research. Falls are the main cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among older people and can often result in a loss of independence and a decline in mobility. However, being able to predict falls could help identify those that need extra help. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
14th December 2016
People are happiest when they are experiencing good mental and physical health, as well as when they have good relationships with partners, family and friends, according to a new landmark study. Researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) have discovered that money problems and poverty are not key aspects of a person's happiness, with health and emotional connections being the things that...
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
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
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....

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