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Cost of dementia to companies predicted to double, report reveals

Report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research reveals the financial implications to the nation’s businesses of dementia. The number of people leaving work … Read more → – Cost of dementia to companies predicted to double, report reveals

History of problem drinking doubles the risk of severe memory problems in later life

Research has found that middle aged people with a history of problem drinking were more than twice as likely to develop severe memory impairment in … Read more → – History of problem drinking doubles the risk of severe memory problems in later life

More than 60 communities sign up to become dementia friendly

A total of 63 towns and cities have committed to work towards understanding, respecting and supporting people with dementia. The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia … Read more → – More than 60 communities sign up to become dementia friendly

1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide could be preventable

Research funded by the National Institute for Health Research has concluded that 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s could potentially be prevented by addressing factors … Read more → – 1 in 3 cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide could be preventable

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21 Aug: Delicious/dhdementia

Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk - The Independent

Scientists have uncovered further evidence that being obese in middle age raises your risk of developing dementia later in life, with the latest … Read more »Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk - The Independent

20 Aug: Delicious/dhdementia

Special film screenings to get people with dementia singing in the rain | The Guardian

A project in Lancaster giving those with dementia and their family members the chance to go out and enjoy movies together is proving a hit. Read more »Special film screenings to get people with dementia singing in the rain | The Guardian

7 Aug: Delicious/dhdementia

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk' | BBC News

Older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested. Read more »Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk' | BBC News

14 Jul: Delicious/dhdementia

Playing games or doing puzzles may help stave off Alzheimer's, study finds | The Guardian

Researchers find people playing cards, draughts and crosswords do better in learning, memory and information-processing tests Read more »Playing games or doing puzzles may help stave off Alzheimer's, study finds | The Guardian

14 Jul: Delicious/dhdementia

Eye tests 'could spot' early Alzheimer's disease | Telegraph

New research suggests eye checks could be used to identify those with early Alzheimer's disease long before any symptoms Read more »Eye tests 'could spot' early Alzheimer's disease | Telegraph

14 Jul: Delicious/dhdementia

Healthier living could prevent Alzheimer's | The Guardian

Three in 10 cases of Alzheimer's disease could be prevented if people led healthier lifestyles, exercising more and not smoking, research suggests. … Read more »Healthier living could prevent Alzheimer's | The Guardian

8 Jul: Delicious/dhdementia

Blood Test Progress for Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Research UK

The team has discovered a protein ‘fingerprint’ in blood that could predict whether someone with mild memory problems may go on to develop … Read more »Blood Test Progress for Alzheimer's | Alzheimer's Research UK

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