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Dementia and disability could be prevented by changing three mid-life risk factors

According to new research, dementia and disability later in life could be prevented altogether by changing three mid-life risk factors Research by the ESRC and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that blood pressure control, adequate physical activity and maintenance of lung function could be key to tackling dementia and...

The cost of dementia

Julia Stuart of the Alzheimer’s Society sheds lights on the true cost of dementia on the UK’s finances and resources and what it means for care received. The Health Secretary’s ambitious aim to make the UK the most dementia-friendly society in the world by 2020 will fail without a dramatic...
Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

According to a new study being overweight can reduce the risk of getting dementia by 18 per cent Researchers from Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people who were overweight had less risk of getting dementia in later life. The study analysed the health...

Vitamin E could be beneficial in dementia

New research suggests a daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia. A study carried out by US researchers in the journal JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy...

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