7 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

The 7 biggest 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 of medical dementia could be prevented if people led different lifestyles.

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or some of the many other kinds of dementia 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

Have you ever wondered what is it like to live with dementia? Well to help you understand we have a video for you to watch. It will provide you with 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. As dementia will eventually effect every part of their daily lives. » Read more

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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.

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s and Who First Discovered the Disease?

Many people ask what is Alzheimer’s disease? And it’s no wonder they ask the question. Alzheimer’s 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.

It is said that in our lifetime, nearly all of us will have a relative who is affected with some form of dementia .

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