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Blood test to predict Alzheimer’s

Scientists from US-study analysed blood samples from 525 people over the age of 70 as part of a five-year study. They tested the blood of 53 participants who developed Alzheimer’s and found a difference between the levels of fats between … Continue reading

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Mid-life stress ‘precedes dementia’

Research has shown that stress from events such as bereavement or divorce may increase the risk of women developing dementia decades later. The study found that of 800 women, those who had to cope with stressful events in their 30-50’s … Continue reading

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Long-term physical and mental health problems ‘costs NHS £13bn a year’

A report by the Kings Fund has noted that people with long term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are up to two or three times more likely to have mental health problems. The report claims that by failing … Continue reading

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Lack of skills to cope with dementia in hospitals

An NHS-funded report has noted that patients in hospitals suffer from boredom and receive ‘impersonal’ care. The report highlights that care for people with dementia is not adequate and that there must be big improvements made to care for these … Continue reading

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