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Alzheimer’s Drug Study Gives Tantalising Results

A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s is showing “tantalising” promise, scientists say. Experts are cautious because the drug, Aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.  However, … Continue reading

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Football Association to Lead Study into Brain Disease in Footballers

The Football Association will lead a study into possible links between football and brain diseases. The family of former England, West Brom and Notts County striker Jeff Astle has campaigned for research since he died from brain trauma in 2002.  … Continue reading

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World Cup Winner Jack Charlton says he is Losing his Memory

Leeds United legend and England World Cup winner Jack Charlton has admitted that he is losing his memory, but will never forget his World Cup win at Wembley in 1966. The 80-year-old Geordie icon says he ‘hasn’t got a memory’ as … Continue reading

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FA wants FIFA to Investigate Possible Dementia Link to Ex-Footballers

The Football Association wants world governing body FIFA to investigate whether former players have dementia as a consequence of playing the game. The news comes after it was revealed three members of England’s 1966 World Cup squad – Martin Peters, … Continue reading

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Health Matters Promotes Midlife Approaches to Reduce Dementia Risk

Following the recent launch of Public Health England’s One You, a groundbreaking campaign to help adults across the country make simple changes to improve their health today and in the future, PHE has launched the fourth edition of Health matters: … Continue reading

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Using Data to Improve Dementia Care in England

A new Dementia Profile, developed by Public Health England’s (PHE’s) National Dementia Intelligence Network (DIN), presents a major change in the way dementia data will be used locally. For the first time, the profile will enable bespoke comparison between local … Continue reading

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Middle Aged People Should go Teetotal to Reduce Dementia Risks

Official NHS advice on prevention of dementia warns ‘there is no safe level of alcohol consumption’ which does not increase risk of the condition and health watchdogs have said middle-aged people should go teetotal to reduce the risk of dementia. … Continue reading

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