Category Archives: Alzheimers’s

Blue plates make life easier for patients with dementia

Patients living with dementia on medical and community wards across the Trust have been introduced to new coloured plates to help with their diets and independence.  The blue-coloured plates will encourage patients to eat and maintain a balanced diet, as … Continue reading

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‘Three glasses of champagne a day could help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’

‘Three glasses of champagne a day could help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’. Sounds wonderful! Almost too good to be true, you might say. Which was very much the case. The past few years have seen a huge increase in … Continue reading

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World’s most in depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease launched in UK, Alzheimer’s Society comment

A new study that hopes to improve the success rate of research trials for treatments in Alzheimer’s disease is announced today (Monday 22 August 2016). The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study will see the most thorough series of tests to … Continue reading

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Treatment approach used in cancer holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers hope this new treatment could be administered as simple nasal spray. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer’s disease using microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain. This treatment approach, … Continue reading

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Denmark’s ‘House Of Memories’ Re-Creates 1950s For Alzheimer’s Patients

The Old Town Museum in Aarhus, Denmark has created a “House of Memories” that’s an exact replica of a 1950s apartment. It’s intended for Alzheimer’s patients, whose memories may be triggered by the sights, sounds and smells from the period, … Continue reading

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First Technology Charter for people with dementia in Scotland launched

The first ever Technology Charter for people living with dementia in Scotland was launched today at the Scottish Digital Health Conference in Glasgow by noted Scottish journalist, Sally Magnusson. You can download the Technology Charter here. The Technology Charter is a … Continue reading

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Cancer drug could halt build-up of toxic Alzheimer’s protein

Science Advances: An anti-cancer drug suppresses the primary nucleation reaction that produces the toxic Aβ42 aggregates linked with Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified a cancer drug that could halt the build-up of amyloid – a … Continue reading

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Fresh concerns over delays in implementing the cap on care costs

The Public Accounts Committee has today, Wednesday 2 December 2015, raised new concerns over the delays in implementing the cap on care costs, as set out in the Care Act. The Committee has warned that these delays could mean that … Continue reading

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Warning about middle-aged drinking and dementia

“Middle-aged people should curb their drinking to reduce their risk of developing dementia, new guidance suggests,” reports the Daily Mirror. The new guidance highlights that people aged 40 to 64 who regularly drink alcohol have an increased risk of dementia.  Who produced the guidance? The guidance was … Continue reading

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Symptoms of dementia

Dementia is not a disease, but a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain. These symptoms can be caused by a number of conditions. On this page you can read about: symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms of … Continue reading

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