7 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

7 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

New research carried out by the University of Cambridge has revealed the seven most risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

With the research suggesting that up to one-in-three cases could be prevented if people led different lifestyles.

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment we can cut down our risk by trying to lead healthier lifestyles.

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What is it Like to Live with Dementia?

what is it like to live with dementia. An NHS Choices video

What is it like to live with dementia video

If you or a person you know has Alzheimer’s or any other form of over 100 different kinds of dementias you may want to know more information about what is it like to live with dementia.

You may want to know what other people think or how they live with the disease that will eventually effect every part of their daily lives.

Below we have a video which has been produced by NHS Choices. It show’s what it is like to live with someone who has been diagnosed with the disease.

Watch this video on what is it like to live with dementia below

We know that it can be difficult living with dementia or caring for somebody with diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s or Vascular dementia but there is help out there. You can check out our groups and organisations page to find lots of national and local organisations that can help both carer and individual suffers of dementia.

NHS Choices videos on living with dementia

NHS Choices is the UK biggest health website in the UK packed full of advice with loads of information about dementia and how you can be helped locally in your area. They have also produced many other videos, some of which can be seen on other pages of this website. We have listed a few of the videos below that you can watch.

Early onset dementia video

Alzheimer’s video

So what is it like to live with dementia? Let us know.

If you know of any other videos that will help people understand what is it like to live with dementia please let us know and we will show them on this website. Or you could let us know with your comments below.

 

Living With Alzheimer’s. A Video from NHS Choices.

This video on living with Alzheimer’s gives us a view of what it’s like to live with a person with the disease. It has been produced by NHS Choices.  Living with Alzheimer’s disease can be extremely difficult for both the sufferer and as the carer. This video is viewed from the carers point of view and gives us a great insight on what it’s like.

Stan Lintern has had Alzheimer’s disease for 10 years. He is cared for by his wife Denise, who helped set up the Maidstone branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. She also runs the help line. Last year, she was awarded an MBE for services to her local community. She is a fantastic individual who speaks openly about her experiences.

You can watch Denise talking about her real life experience with her husbands Alzheimer’s disease on the video below.

Help if your living with Alzheimer’s disease.

If you would like to know more information about living with Alzheimer’s & dementia we have a support groups and organisations page. They can help with any questions you may have about Alzheimer’s disease or other type’s of dementia’s. You can find our support groups page here.

Please let us know your thoughts below. Please share your experiences of living with Alzheimer’s disease. It will help other carers understand that they are not alone in caring for somebody with this aweful disease.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease and who first discovered the disease?

Many people ask what is Alzheimer’s disease, and its no wonder. The disease is estimated to affect over 750,000 individuals in the UK. It is also estimated that there are over 5 million people in the USA with the condition. The figure is set to increase drastically over the next 20 years throughout the world.

Alzheimer’s is a medical disease of the brain that gets progressively worse with time. It affects the brain and how it functions. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia in people over the age of 65 years old. It is believed that Alzheimer’s develops long before the symptoms of dementia become apparent in the sufferer.

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