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Dementia deaths are rising again – charity calls for more research funding

Dementia deaths are rising again – charity calls for more research funding

Alzheimer Research UK calls on the government for additional funding into dementia research as dementia deaths across the UK have risen. Dementia accounted for 76,090...
The Ingenium Foundation: major player in the field of dementia in Bavaria

The Ingenium Foundation: major player in the field of dementia in Bavaria

The Ingenium® Foundation focuses on different issues of dementia like dementia in acute hospitals, young onset dementia, digitisation, prevention and dementia in Bavaria. The Ingenium...
Dementia in Europe: a public health priority?

Dementia in Europe: a public health priority?

Following the European Commission’s decision to disband the Expert Group on Dementia, we speak to Alzheimer Europe to hear their case for a co-ordinated...
Rethinking the UK approach to dementia care

Rethinking the UK approach to dementia care

Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom, so why does dementia care and support lag woefully behind that for...
The components behind cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes

The components behind cognitive decline in Type 2 diabetes

In a recent diabetic medicine study, imaging tests discovered that changes in white matter regions of the brain, indicative of small vessel disease, are...
Alzheimer's disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

Alzheimer’s disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

For many years, amyloid β-protein has been a promising therapeutic target, but the study results have been disappointing. New studies have now shown these...
Could osteoporosis be linked to development of dementia

Could osteoporosis be linked to development of dementia?

In almost 60,000 patients, the risk of dementia could be linked to osteoporosis, according to an investigation by the Epidemiology Team of IQVIA, Frankfurt,...
Dementia patients at risk of bone fractures when taking Z-drugs

Dementia patients at risk of bone fractures when taking Z-drugs

Patients with dementia taking Z-drugs to improve sleep are at an increased risk of bone fractures, according to new research from the University of...
Alzheimer’s and herpes virus link has been highlighted in new study

Alzheimer’s and herpes virus link has been highlighted in new study

A new commentary by scientists at the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, UK, on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists has shown support for the...
People with traumatic brain injury are at increased risk of dementia

People with traumatic brain injury are at increased risk of dementia

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to one of the largest studies of its kind. A nationwide study...
Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea linked with brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia,...
Dementia risk is now a part of the NHS Health Check

Dementia risk is now a part of the NHS Health Check

As part of the NHS Health Check programme GP surgeries will soon start speaking to patients about the ways in which they can reduce...
Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pressure

A new study has found that 50-year-olds with blood pressure higher than normal but still below the threshold commonly used when deciding to treat...
UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

Health professionals, carers, people with dementia and members of the public have been invited by academics from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK,...
How depression can negatively affect cognitive function

How depression can negatively affect cognitive function

People with depression or anxiety will have an increased risk of reduced cognitive function due to the advanced speed with which the brain ages,...
Could lifestyle choices be linked to development of early-onset dementia?

Could lifestyle choices be linked to development of early-onset dementia?

Writing for Health Europa, Ella Hendrix explores whether lifestyle factors could play a role in rising levels of early-onset dementia. Early-onset dementia appears to be...
Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

Are finances a factor in the development of dementia?

New research from the University of Exeter and UCL in the UK has found that older adults in England who have fewer financial resources...
High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

High intensity exercise found to not benefit those with dementia

A new trial published by the BMJ has found moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow down cognitive impairment in older people with...
What are the key factors to support quality of life in dementia?

What are the key factors to support quality of life in dementia?

A new study from the University of Exeter, UK, has identified the key factors that should be targeted to ensure those living with dementia...
Are certain anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk increase?

Are certain anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk increase?

A link between long term use of certain anticholinergic drugs and dementia risk increase has been found by UK researchers. To help find the link...

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