Globally, there are 47 million people living with dementia with an increase of over 20% in the caseload year on year.
As we mark World Alzheimer's Day, research shows that tackling non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension could reduce the caseload.
Surveys of children revealed they don’t like being lied to about the degenerative condition.
With 900,000 Australians expected to be living with dementia by 2050, these are the types of questions more and more children will be asking as they come to know someone living with dementia.
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think.
Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.
‘A gran don’t come for free’
We've learned a lot about how music can help with pain and a score of other clinical problems. But with chronic pain affecting a quarter of us, it's an area that has received too little attention.
What can leggings and leotards teach us about about physics and neuroscience?
For a growing number of artists, academics, researchers and scientists, dance represents a promising new frontier of exploration. The annual DANscienCE festival shines a spotlight on their findings.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The future may not be as bleak as we thought.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.
Choice or not to live at home you may still need some sort of support.
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It's no longer about taking dementia seriously, but doing something serious about it.
Alzheimers prevalence in the UK is forecast to more than double to 2m by 2051.
Although dementia has a major effect on both public health and society, first-time findings from Scotland show that we know much less about the condition than we should.
Funding is one but it won’t happen without the other two.
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What is holding back the discovery and development of any effective treatments for dementia?
On a downward spiral.
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Families could ease burden of dementia in hospitals but politicians are scared to propose it for fear of branding NHS a 'failure'.
Lost for words.
Still Alice tells a story that is worth telling: any debate is better than none.
Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her performance in the film.
The film, widely championed for raising awareness about the disease, misses some key elements.
Dementia – one for all of us to counter.
David Cameron's new dementia strategy is ambitious but how far have we got in some key areas?
Clinical benefits of B vitamins in groups at high risk of Alzheimer’s should be rigorously tested.
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Evidence that vitamin B can reduce the levels of an amino acid that is a risk factor for dementia have been sidelined by one flawed study.
A Western diet may be negatively affecting your brain not just your belly.
Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we…
Keep your brain active.
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Every 67 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and new estimates suggest that it may be the third leading cause of death of older people. Alzheimer’s disease is associated…
Still got it.
In some ways the human brain is like a well-oiled car engine, purring along without being noticed, until something goes awry. Neuro-imaging techniques such as electroencephalogram (EEG) or fMRI – which…
Sikhs and other groups.
South Asians are one of the largest, and fastest-growing, minority groups in Westernised countries. And while many people with this background may have lived in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and other…
Care in residential home.
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These days, you have to try hard to not come across a daily article or news piece about dementia, and care homes receive a great deal of negative press. The Care Quality Commission recently released a…