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Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically active and … Continue reading

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Dementia is the Leading Cause of Death in England and Wales

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal. Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths. The Office for National Statistics says … Continue reading

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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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Could Spicy Curry Combat Dementia

A new study from Australia has shown a shot of spicy curry might just keep us sharper in our old age. Curcumin, the key chemical in turmeric used in everything from mild kormas to the hottest vindaloos, is believed to delay … 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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Dementia Loved Ones Benefit from Visits

Spending time with loved ones with dementia is important even after they fail to recognise the faces of friends and family, a dementia charity says. A survey found that 42% of the public think there is no point in keeping … 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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