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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
18th July 2018
Tackling Alzheimer’s disease is a multifaceted issue, but among the biggest obstacles to overcome is not being able to see the origins of the condition. This may be about to change after researchers at Purdue University in the US developed a super-resolution nanoscope. The device not only presents a 3D view of the molecules in the brain, but it does so at a resolution ten times higher than...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
11th July 2018
The average person’s lifespan could be expanded, and their overall health improved into old age with two drugs that are already available. These are the findings of a new study carried out by a team consisting of members from both the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). As part of the ageing process, more cells start to release toxic chemicals, which in turn leads to many of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
3rd July 2018
The treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is set to be revolutionised, as it has been found that a skin patch could offer effective drug administration. Only needing to be changed once a week, the patch would be worn on the upper arm and contain the same active ingredients as Aricept. Thousands of dementia sufferers in the UK already take Aricept to ease their symptoms. While it is not a cure, it...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th June 2018
Declining eyesight is an issue for many elderly people and, while not being able to see properly causes a detrimental effect in itself, it could have more far reaching consequences. Poor vision can lead to a lack of stimulation and therefore a loss in cognitive capacity, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Miami have looked into the deterioration of quality of life as people...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2018
The relatives of people with dementia could have their minds put an ease with a new proposal to help keep an eye on their loved ones. Slippers fitted with a GPS tracker could soon become available from the NHS. It comes after many incidences of dementia sufferers wandering off without telling anybody where they’re going. What’s more, they do not know themselves and can become disorientated and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
27th June 2018
Some of the most common medicines used for treating Parkinson’s disease in the UK could lead patients into compulsive behaviour, it has been warned. Researchers at the Sorbonne University in Paris have found a link between the drugs and an inability to control irresistible urges. The dopamine agonists are thought to lead some Parkinson’s sufferers to become compulsive gamblers or binge eaters....
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
26th June 2018
The elderly population should be taking probiotics to help prevent bone fractures, according to a new study. Research carried out by the University of Gothenburg found that supplementing diet with good bacteria can be particularly beneficial to the skeletons of older people. As we get older, we lose bone mass, but the scientists found that women in their seventies that took probiotics halved...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
12th June 2018
Early diagnosis for neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s represents the best opportunity for treatment. The first warning signs can be very subtle, however, and therefore often go unnoticed. Now, a joint study undertaken by Microsoft and Duke University has found that an everyday home computer could help relatives to spot the first indications that there might be...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
4th June 2018
A huge breakthrough in the battle to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been achieved, which could see the condition reversed in the future. Up until now, the only treatment options that have shown any improvement have only worked when symptoms are diagnosed early. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to render the gene responsible for Alzheimer’s...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
29th May 2018
An alternative method of replacing joints in osteoarthritis sufferers has been proposed by a group of scientists in Scotland. The researchers at the University of Strathclyde are undertaking a three-year project to see how effective it could be to grow new hips, wrists and knees from medical waste. Some nine million people in the UK are thought to have osteoarthritis, which is caused when the...

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