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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Carers, Don’t End Up Needing Care Yourself.

Help and support for carers when they need it

Support for carers. Even a carer need help at times

Support for carers is available for people who care for somebody with dementia.

Caring for somebody that has dementia can be rewarding but also frustrating, hard work and often a thankless task due to the nature of the condition the person is suffering from.

But there are times when even a carer need help. There are many organisations that provide support for a carer. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are a carer of somebody with an illness.

We take a look a some of the ways that you as the carer can get help and support so you don’t end up needing care yourself.

 

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5 Warning Signs of Dementia.

What are the warning signs of dementia?

Look for warning signs of dementia

Warning signs of dementiacan be detected when you know what to look for.

As we grow older our ability to do physical things tends to slow a little, it’s what we expect. We don’t seem to have the same amount of energy to do things as fast as we did when we were younger.

The daily routine of cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene tend to go on throughout our lives on a daily basis albeit in a slightly slower manner. » Read more

What is the National Dementia Strategy?

National Dementia Strategy provided by the Department of health on the future of social care in the UK

National dementia strategy by the Department of Health

What is the UK national dementia strategy in the UK?

In 1980 it is thought that dementia affected over 700,000 people and cost the UK over 17 billion pounds.

By the year 2038 it is estimated the there will be over 1.4 million sufferers with a cost of over 50 billion pounds.

With this in mind the UK Government has identified dementia as a national priority and launched the national dementia strategy across the UK » Read more

6 Ways to Help Improve Your Memory.

Playing games can help improve your memory

Playing games is one way to help improve your memory

How can you help improve your memory as you get older?

Our memory is one of the most important things we posses and need to be able to use if we are going to lead a full and healthy life.

It is thought that we can help fight off memory loss as get older if we stimulate our minds as often as we can.

There is much research around the world that suggests stimulating our memory on a regular basis could help fight off dementia as we get older.

6 simple ways in which help improve your memory. » Read more

People with Dementia Should Play More Games

Play more games to help fight off dementia

Research suggests we should play more games

We should play more games if we are to help fight off dementia a new study suggests.

Researchers are looking at recruiting people with the condition. They want to trial how word games and quizzes can benefit brain stimulation in sufferers of the disease.

Bangor University research suggests cognitive stimulation from playing dominoes or even baking a cake can also help boost memory.

There are now plans to trial the technique to see how it can be used by families and carers. » Read more

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