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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
14th August 2017
Hearing loss is a common complaint in the elderly and while hearing aids are often seen as the solution, the technology is far from perfect. Now, scientists have come up with a device that tackles one of the biggest problems for wearers – background noise. Researchers at Columbia University have been working on a hearing aid that is controlled by the mind. It filters out background sound,...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th August 2017
A new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that is being described as a “ninja” drug could be on the market by 2025. Known as the PMN310 antibody, it destroys harmful cells in the brain that lead to dementia, while having no obvious detrimental side effects. Researchers at ProMIS Neurosciences, which is developing the drug, found that it halts the process that leads to dementia and helps to prevent...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
26th July 2017
Up until now, there has been no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but pharmaceutical companies are locked in a race to market drugs to tackle the condition. In excess of 35 such medications could be made available in the next five years, according to a report into products currently going through late-stage clinical trials. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s found that 23 drugs designed to target the build-up of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
19th July 2017
Eating fruit and vegetables is integral to staying fit and healthy, but there are specific types that can be more beneficial for certain ailments than others. Now, scientists have discovered that fisetin, a compound found in strawberries, is beneficial in preventing the mental decline that is commonly associated with ageing. Fisetin has been found to ease cognitive deterioration and inflammation...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
13th July 2017
Arthritis affects around ten million people in Britain today and is particularly prevalent in the elderly. As well as causing pain and discomfort, it can have a detrimental impact on the ability to live independently. Luckily, there are a number of gadgets on the market designed to help overcome the difficulties experienced by those living with the condition. In a recent article for the Daily...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
10th July 2017
Music is a useful tool in psychotherapy, due to the way that it changes and deepens feelings. That is according to Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson, a music therapist, who has outlined how it can be used to treat certain conditions, many of which affect the elderly. In her article for the Daily Mail, she highlights the elements in different types of music that work for common complaints. By following...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
6th July 2017
Elderly people who start to walk at a slower pace could be showing early signs of dementia, it has been confirmed. Experts have believed it could be an indicator for a long time, but now research has corroborated the observation with evidence and explained the reasons behind it. Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public health discovered that a slow walking pace can be...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
3rd July 2017
People exhibiting the early symptoms of dementia have been given hope  in the form of a special app. Game Show helps to slow memory loss in the elderly through brain training and could make a huge difference to many sufferers.   It works by tasking users with associating various geometric patterns with different locations. Game Show was developed by experts at the University of Cambridge, who...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
28th June 2017
Dementia is a condition that affects different people at different rates and, as such, it can be difficult to find things for patients to do that will keep them mentally stimulated. Antipsychotic medications are obviously a last resort and set programmes such as music therapy can prove tricky to implement on an ongoing basis, but failing to provide activities at all can lead to boredom and...

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