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.

 

Will Eating Fish Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Eating fish helps prevent Alzheimer's a study suggests

Eating fish Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s a Study Suggests

Eating fish helps prevent Alzheimer’s a USA study suggests. It is widely known that eating fish is good for the brain but a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has found that there is a link between eating fish at least once a week and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

The US scientists found that eating fish on a weekly basis appears to boost the size and health of the neurons in the brain. » Read more

Can a Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can a Blood Test Detect Alzheimer's Disease?

Can a Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can a Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

There is new research that suggests there could be a link between high homocysteine levels in your blood and Alzheimer’s disease. But can a blood test really detect Alzheimer’s disease?

The research suggests that if detected early, high levels of homocysteine could indicate that you need to change your lifestyle and eating habits to help prevent Alzheimer’s in later life.

Although there is no exact diagnosis as to why we may get Alzheimer’s a simple blood test could go a long way to helping diagnose one of the conditions and reasons why we might later develop early onset dementia. » Read more

Facebook good for memory loss?

Is Facebook good for the brain?A study suggests that Facebook can be good for fighting memory loss

Facebook good for the brain keeping the mind active

Facebook good for the brain? A new study suggests it might.

Elderly people might stave off memory loss by using  Facebook, the new study suggests. So is Facebook good for the brain?

The social networking site is just what the doctor ordered says the study. It is ideal for older people who are like-minded and can find enjoyment in photo sharing. Discussions about such topics as family life. Health. Retirement, nutrition and fitness.

It has long been reported that sites like Facebook can actually reduce stress, anxiety and depression but now researchers have added brain flexibility to the list.

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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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