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Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally
Dementia research: Translating knowledge into new treatments

Dementia research: Translating knowledge into new treatments

Chief Executive Hilary Evans highlights how Alzheimer’s Research UK is helping advance dementia research, but warns there is still more to be done
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Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second-highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people were...
Old and young woman make personal budgets dementia friendly

Making personal budgets dementia friendly

A sea change is needed among local authorities to make personal budgets dementia friendly, argues George McNamara of the Alzheimer’s Society People with dementia and their families tell us of the very real impact personal budgets have had on their lives – from the 85-year-old woman who returned home after...
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Time for a change of tack on drug development for neurodegenerative diseases?

UCB's Duncan McHale outlines why reclassification might be a good idea to boost drug development for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing global challenge, as medical advances ensure more individuals live longer. By 2020 there will be more than 40 million people in the world...
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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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