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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th May 2019
People who have a sense of purpose to their lives are more likely to reach a ripe old age, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Michigan School of Public Health looked into the quality of subjects’ lives and the impact a meaningful existence had on them. Epidemiologist Dr Leigh Pearce decided to focus on whether meaningfulness impacts mortality after a chance conversation...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th May 2019
A new treatment for arthritis is being developed and it’s made from a common garden flower. APPA has harnessed the anti-inflammatory compounds of peonies to ease pain and slow down the destruction of cartilage, which keeps joints healthy by absorbing the shocks associated with movement. Scientists at Liverpool University are testing the new drug on 14 patients in a move that could offer hope to...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
23rd May 2019
Anger and frustration may be more harmful to health in old age than sadness or loneliness, according to new research from the University of Concordia. The institution  discovered that as a result of these under-reported emotions, there can be increased inflammation in the body. In turn, this can lead to heart disease, arthritis and cancer, which are serious conditions that should not be ignored....
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
30th April 2019
Pensioners could lose the right to triple-locked pensions, free TV licences and winter fuel allowances after a report by the House of Lords said such age-related benefits were no longer needed. It argued the older generation is now so well off that measures put in place to end old age poverty are no longer appropriate. The recommendations have been met with much criticism, however, with opponents...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
27th April 2019
Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to osteoporosis and weaker bones in later life. A new study by scientists from Durham and Newcastle universities has found that walking 10,000 steps a day is enough to minimise the risk of fractures in the over-60s. The problem is more acute in men than women, as it was discovered that males tend to sit still for longer, and the effects can be seen most...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
26th April 2019
A new mobile game has been downloaded more than 4.3 million times, after it was found to be able to identify players more genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Sea Hero Quest is designed to allow users to navigate their way around a series of islands and icebergs to find treasure. The key feature of the game is that players must remember the routes they took previously in order to be...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
25th April 2019
Neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Brain Institute set themselves the task of investigating one of the most fundamental questions in Alzheimer’s disease research. They wanted to know whether amyloid precursor protein is the mastermind behind Alzheimer's disease or is it just an accomplice? It’s a conundrum that goes back over a century and began when a German psychiatrist by...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
24th April 2019
Sending an electrical current through the hippocampus of elderly people has helped to sharpen their memories, scientists claim. Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois found that the over-64s could benefit from having areas of their brain stimulated. They found the volunteers who underwent the therapy could not be differentiated from adults a decade younger in memory tests. It is not...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
11th April 2019
Estimates on the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease could be well below the actual number, according to an expert. Dr Clifford Jack, an Alzheimer's researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, believes twice as many people could be living with the condition than is widely accepted. In a study of 2,500 people, it was discovered that double the number had biological signs of the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th March 2019
A drug designed to treat liver failure could help in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, after it was discovered that it may have more than one use. Lonafarnib has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US. It was developed as a therapy for hepatitis D, but scientists at the University of California have discovered it also curbs brain degeneration. This is...

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