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Tipping the scales on dementia risk

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

You often hear people saying ‘prevention is better than cure’, and while there is no sure-fire way to prevent dementia, we are beginning to understand that there are ways we could reduce our risk of developing the condition. The biggest risk factors for dementia are our age and our genes, but with time machines and […]

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Ever considered volunteering for research?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

We have seen a lot in the news over the last few months about recently published dementia research studies. This might have got you thinking, how do I get involved in research? Thanks to scientific research we understand more about the brain, and the diseases that affect it, than ever before. Scientists have only been […]

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Coconut oil for Alzheimer’s – separating fact from fiction

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s? It’s one of those claims that has rumbled on for a few years now, but so far research has been inconclusive so there’s little evidence to say it can be of any help. Companies selling nutritional drinks and making claims about their effects don’t count. And while anecdotes from […]

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Talking about dementia

Denise Wallin

My mum can no longer do anything for herself. She needs someone to get her dressed and out of bed, feed her, remind her to swallow when she’s eating or drinking, brush her teeth, wash her hair, change her and push her wheelchair. Mum is 65-years-old and is in the advanced stages of frontotemporal dementia […]

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Getting a genetic test for familial Alzheimer’s disease at 25

Jess Fleig

This blog is a cross-post with The Huffington Post. When people hear the word Alzheimer’s, many envision an elderly person shut away in the depths of a care home. As a 25-year-old, I’m all too aware that young people assume that it’s a natural part of ageing, and nothing for them to worry about yet. […]

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