dementia

Slow walking speed ‘could be sign of dementia’

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia, according to a new study published…

Curcumin ‘improves mood and memory’

Daily consumption of curcumin improves the memory and mood of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to a new…

High-salt diet ‘increases risk of cognitive decline and dementia’

A diet rich in salt is linked to an increased risk of cerebrovascular diseases and dementia, according to new research…

Seven early dementia warning signs to look out for in loved ones this Christmas

Christmas is often recognised as the most common time of the year for noticing signs of dementia in relatives. With many people seeing family…

Does heading a football cause brain damage?

I have a number of patients who used to be professional footballers at a high level in the 1950’s and…

Less REM sleep linked with dementia

People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research…

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer’s risk

People with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life,…

Can oily fish protect the brain from dementia?

‘Oily fish can beat dementia,’ read the front page of yesterday’s Daily Express. The headline was widely mocked. ‘Great news…

Does sleep deprivation really cause the brain to eat itself?

Our brain starts to ‘eat itself’ when we are deprived of sleep, researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy…

Marmite

Could a teaspoon of Marmite a day protect your brain?

New research suggests that eating a teaspoon of Marmite a day may improve brain function and potentially ward off neurological…

exercise

Being active and staying thin help to protect the ageing brain

Insulin resistance, which is more common in overweight people, is linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline, according to…

heading a football

Can repeatedly heading a football lead to dementia?

Heading a football repeatedly may be a factor in the development of dementia, a study has found. Researchers gathered data…

mushrooms

Can mushrooms really help against dementia?

‘Eat mushrooms to fight dementia’ ran yesterday’s front-page headline in the Daily Express. Will mushroom sales have spiked as a…

Sometimes living with disease is better than being treated for it

When 90-year-old American widow Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it was far from being the beginning of the…

dementia

Living near a busy road may increase your risk of dementia

People who live near busy roads are at greater risk of developing dementia, according to research published in The Lancet.…

No, a regular sauna probably doesn’t protect against dementia

Regular sauna visits may reduce the risk of dementia, according to a study at the University of Eastern Finland (however,…

Alzheimer's

The battle against dementia in 2016: here’s the good news

There are two problems for understanding dementia in human beings. One is that disease progression can be very slow. The…

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We can’t be sure that dementia rates are falling in the US

Dementia rates in the US have fallen by 2.8 per cent since the year 2000, according to a study published…