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August 5, 2016

Shire Hall to hold a Dementia Friends session – 12th and 18th August

Shire Hall, our care home in Cardiff, is holding a Dementia Friends’ session at the home to encourage visitors to learn more about the condition… [keep reading]

January 28, 2015

Hallmark Care Homes MD Avnish Goyal Appointed Chair Of Care England

Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes Avnish Goyal has been elected as the new Chair of Care England – the leading representative body for independent… [keep reading]

October 23, 2014

Team Recognition Day at Hallmark Care Homes

 As the name suggests, ‘Team Recognition Day’ is a designated day where we take the time to celebrate and recognise our fantastic team at Hallmark… [keep reading]

September 30, 2014

Hallmark Care Homes To Celebrate British Food Fortnight 2014

Here at Hallmark Care Homes we are proud to say that we get thoroughly involved with Love British Food's national, yearly British Food Fortnight, a… [keep reading]

April 9, 2014

The Dangers Of Vitamin D Deficiency In Older People And How To Prevent It

As we move into summer, topping up on the 'sunshine vitamin' is easier than ever. Sunlight is good for us in many ways chiefly because absorption… [keep reading]

April 1, 2014

5 Essential Health Tips For Older People

We all know it's important to live a healthy life, no matter what age you are. Recent news coverage of obesity in the young and… [keep reading]

November 29, 2013

Gloria Hunniford Opens Our “Cutting-edge” New care Home in Brighton

Maycroft Manor, our highly-anticipated new care home in Brighton, was officially opened last week by television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford who described the home… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

3 Great Low Calorie Recipe Ideas To Keep You Feeling Young

Recently there has been much talk in the media about the life extending effects of a calorie restricted diet on animals. Lab studies have shown… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing A Care Home

Everyone would love to maintain their independence throughout their old age, but sadly this can’t always be the case and many older people do need… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

Simple Ways To Safe-Guard The Mental Health Of Elderly Relatives

Ageing can have serious impacts on our mental health. Although some of these issues can stem from illnesses such as dementia, which affects 5 per… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

Questions You Should Ask When Choosing A Care Home

Everyone would love to maintain their independence throughout their old age, but sadly this can’t always be the case and many older people do need… [keep reading]

November 12, 2013

Simple Ways To Safe-Guard The Mental Health Of Elderly Relatives

Ageing can have serious impacts on our mental health. Although some of these issues can stem from illnesses such as dementia, which affects 5 per… [keep reading]

September 25, 2013

How Your Diet And Exercise Can Help Prevent The Onset Of Alzheimer’s

The recent news that scientists have grown human brain cells in the laboratory, which then formed into miniature ‘brains’, has sparked renewed claims that we… [keep reading]

September 25, 2013

Arthritis and Exercise: Simple Exercises You Can Do To Help Soothe the Symptoms of Arthritis

Now the summer is well and truly gone and we've entered the cold and damp run-up to winter, those nagging aches and pains in your… [keep reading]

August 23, 2013

Diabetes In older people And How It Can Affect Them

Since 1996 the incidence of diabetes in the British population has increased by over 100 per cent. By far the greatest increase has been in… [keep reading]

August 23, 2013

5 Great Social Activities For The Elderly

Human beings have always lived in groups. From the family unit to the metropolitan sprawl, we’re a social animal. As we age we often become… [keep reading]

August 23, 2013

The Top 5 Foods to Avoid For Arthritis Sufferers

Anyone who suffers with arthritis knows that sometimes the pain can be difficult to handle. Depending on what area of the body is being affected,… [keep reading]

August 20, 2013

5 Ways Older People Can Reduce Cholesterol in Their Diet

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. It accounts for more than 50 per cent of all deaths in adults over the… [keep reading]

August 15, 2013

Depression In The Elderly And How To Manage It

It’s a sad fact but as we age we become more susceptible to depression. Recent studies have revealed that about 25% of retirement-age people suffer… [keep reading]

August 15, 2013

7 Helpful Tips for Supporting a Person Living with Dementia

A useful list of 7 important things to remember when dealing with someone who is suffering from dementia. Dementia is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease… [keep reading]

August 13, 2013

5 Steps to Recognising the First Signs of Dementia

Generally speaking the onset of dementia is a gradual one, which often makes it a difficult condition to notice in the early stages. Dementia is… [keep reading]

August 13, 2013

The Benefits of A Mediterranean Diet For The Elderly

Everyone knows that a Mediterranean diet is good for you. With its focus on fresh salads, vegetables, fruits, olive oil and fish, and a distinct… [keep reading]

July 19, 2013

We are living longer and getting wiser

A Danish study has shown that not only are we living longer, but we are also living better quality lives than those just 10 years… [keep reading]

July 18, 2013

Tips to support people living with dementia experiencing Sundown Syndrome

As we glide past the longest day of the year, the nights will rapidly start to draw in. Caring for someone living with a dementia… [keep reading]

July 16, 2013

Can computer games train your brain?

It has been proved that brain-training games can significantly improve memory and language in older people. The study conducted at UCLA looked at 69 participants… [keep reading]

July 11, 2013

Is there a protective link between cancer and Alzheimer’s?

An unexplained link between cancer and Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by researchers in Italy. It is thought that those with Alzheimer's are less likely… [keep reading]

July 3, 2013

Yoga for the Elderly – Four Great Reasons to give it a go

Yoga and the elderly don’t seem to go    together on first glance. Older people  tend to be less flexible and have weaker muscles, not… [keep reading]

June 21, 2013

Three Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

There’s no fool proof way to stop falls, but by following these tips you can greatly reduce the likelihood of them occurring. It’s not uncommon… [keep reading]

June 20, 2013

Can sharks prevent blindness?

Eye drops made from a chemical found in the livers of sharks could help prevent blindness. The new drops contain a compound called squalamine, which… [keep reading]

May 23, 2013

Five Great Activities for Those Living With Dementia

Some studies have indicated that for people living with a moderate form of dementia, activities that stimulate the brain can help stave off the progress of… [keep reading]

March 15, 2013

The hip fracture postcode lottery

Some patients are out in 2 weeks, while others are forced to stay in hospital for 6 weeks, according to the National Hip Fracture Database.… [keep reading]

March 14, 2013

Is your job bad for your health?

Stress seems to be a part of our everyday lives, whether it is at work or at home.  A study has found that stress hormones… [keep reading]

March 13, 2013

Let’s get physical!

We all know exercise is good for us but now research has shown that it is also good for the brain. By exercising four or… [keep reading]

March 12, 2013

Live until you’re 150!

Within 5 years drugs could be available to help us live to the ripe old age of 150.  The drug is a synthetic version of… [keep reading]

March 11, 2013

Is a blood test for Alzheimer’s the way forward?

British researchers have devised a test to detect Alzheimer's in its early stages.  The test looks for a combination of markers in the blood which… [keep reading]

March 8, 2013

Are you being replaced by the internet?

A new survey has shown that grandparents are slowly being replaced by sites such as Google, Wikipedia and YouTube, with nearly 90% of children turning… [keep reading]

March 7, 2013

Could you save £170?

Baroness Verma, an energy minister, is considering plans put forward by Lord Wigley to pay the winter fuel allowance early so as to give recipients… [keep reading]

March 6, 2013

Shelling out more for your medication

You will now be paying more for your regular medication, with the Government announcing a 20p increase in the charge for prescriptions in England, bringing… [keep reading]

March 5, 2013

Enjoy that juicy steak

In recent years saturated fat has been viewed as the enemy of the heart.  Emerging evidence has suggested that not all forms of saturated fat… [keep reading]

March 4, 2013

Is it too late to save your heart?

New research conducted on mice suggests that those needing to lose weight to protect their hearts should do so sooner rather than later as damage… [keep reading]

February 28, 2013

Cure your cravings

A new herbal supplement claims to reduce appetite and make fatty foods less appealing. Scientists from the University of Liverpool looked at slightly overweight but… [keep reading]

February 27, 2013

72 is the new 30!

Scientists have discovered that a primitive hunter gathered at the age of 30 would have the same chance of dying as a 72 year old… [keep reading]

February 26, 2013

Is loneliness linked to ill health?

It has been known for a long time that loneliness is linked to a decline in mental health with a greater chance of developing depression,… [keep reading]

February 25, 2013

Fish oil and aspirin, a winning combination

New research has found that a combination of fish oil and aspirin could be the key to fighting many different chronic diseases. Aspirin and omega-3… [keep reading]

February 23, 2013

Don't add salt

Researchers have said that reducing the amount of salt in our diets could save nearly 20,000 lives in the UK a year.  There is hidden… [keep reading]

February 22, 2013

Can wine protect your hearing?

Red wine has always been credited with providing different health benefits but now, scientists are saying it could help to protect against hearing loss. The… [keep reading]

February 21, 2013

Get Gran on Facebook!

New research has suggested that using Facebook could help to keep the brain sharp into old age.  Scientists from the University of Arizona found that… [keep reading]

February 20, 2013

Brain implant to aid Parkinson’s

New hope could be given to people living with Parkinson's disease.  A trial has shown that an electrical implant to stimulate the brain works better… [keep reading]

February 19, 2013

Beard benefits

We all have our opinions about beards, many like the clean shaven look while others like to sport a little designer stubble.  However, before you… [keep reading]

February 18, 2013

Do you know how to take your medication?

New research has shown that a significant proportion of people are not taking their medication correctly, putting a huge strain on the health services.  Those… [keep reading]

February 14, 2013

Is too much calcium harmful?

Calcium supplements could be doing more harm than good according to new research.  Women with high calcium levels could be at greater risk of dying… [keep reading]

February 13, 2013

HRT could delay onset of dementia

In previous studies researchers have discovered that 20% of women carry a gene which speeds up the ageing process of DNA by up to four… [keep reading]

February 12, 2013

A step forward for arthritis research

Researchers have developed a new drug which, they claim, can combat rheumatoid arthritis.  The drug is modelled on the body's natural defences and is actually… [keep reading]

February 11, 2013

New hope for stroke sufferers

Surgeons have been using a ground-breaking technique which can dissolve 'golf-ball sized' blood clots on the brain. The treatment involves cutting a hole the size… [keep reading]

February 8, 2013

Are books on the way out?

According to new research older people could benefit from using e-readers or tablets rather than traditionally printed pages as they place less strain on the… [keep reading]

February 7, 2013

Should we all turn into sun worshippers?

A new study has shown that those who are regularly exposed to sunlight have a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The research looked at… [keep reading]

February 6, 2013

Are you a fan of chewing gum?

If you are, a study has shown that you could be doing your brain some good, with chewers having 10% faster reaction times in tests… [keep reading]

February 5, 2013

Drug to stop dementia in its tracks

Trials have been conducted on mice which have resulted in a reduction of plaques in the brain and the creation of new nerve cells. Scientists… [keep reading]

February 4, 2013

Marriage can reduce heart attack risk

Being married has been shown to cut the risk of having a heart attack and makes it more likely you will survive if one does… [keep reading]

February 1, 2013

Could being veggie be better for your health?

Researchers have discovered that vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease than their meat-eating counterparts.  It is thought that… [keep reading]

January 31, 2013

Could this little piggy be the cure?

A new drug made from a protein found in pig brains could improve concentration, memory processing and mood in patients with vascular dementia. The drug,… [keep reading]

January 30, 2013

Heart disease link to memory

Researchers have found that older women with heart disease were three times more likely to develop problems with skills such as problem solving, language and… [keep reading]

January 29, 2013

Get some sleep!

A good night's sleep has been linked to how well adults remember the events of the following day but new research has shown that a… [keep reading]

January 28, 2013

A walk a day could keep Alzheimer’s at bay

New research has shown that a brisk walk a day triggers processes in the brain which could protect against the disease. Scientists from the University… [keep reading]

January 25, 2013

Reduce stress with a hug

According to new research from the University of Vienna, hugging is not only a great way to bond but has many physical benefits.  A hormone… [keep reading]

January 24, 2013

Life expectancy on the up

In 1951 just 13% of girls born were expected to reach their 100th birthday but among those born this year, 40% are expected to see… [keep reading]

January 23, 2013

New anti-stroke drug available on the NHS

A new type of drug which could dramatically cut the risk of stroke has been approved for prescription by the NHS. At least a million… [keep reading]

January 22, 2013

Hearing loss can increase dementia risk

A new study has revealed that people who have problems with their hearing could have a greater risk of developing dementia in later life. The… [keep reading]

January 21, 2013

Flower power is back!

Flowers have always been used in traditional remedies but now they are being used to treat conditions such as depression, insomnia and even cancer. Snowdrop:… [keep reading]

January 18, 2013

Migraines could signal a heart attack

Scientists have discovered that women who suffer severe migraines accompanies by visual disturbance may be at an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. According… [keep reading]

January 17, 2013

Eat what you want!

Scientists have discovered that after the age of 75, diet is unlikely to make a difference to your health. In a study at Penn State… [keep reading]

January 16, 2013

New device could save lives

The NHS watchdog has backed a new blood pressure measuring device which can also detect dangerous heart conditions. The National Institute for Health and Clinical… [keep reading]

January 15, 2013

Walk your way to a long life

A new study has shown that older people who take a short walk just four times a week can reduce the risk of early death… [keep reading]

January 14, 2013

Brain-boosting milkshake now on sale

A milkshake, claiming to reduce the symptoms of early Alzheimer's has gone on sale in the UK today. The drink is said to contain a… [keep reading]

January 11, 2013

Dementia link to second-hand smoke

Researchers have discovered that breathing in other peoples cigarette smoke increases the risk of severe dementia.  It is the first study to show a significant… [keep reading]

January 10, 2013

Brits have the right idea!

We are known as a nation of tea drinkers, getting through 165 million cups every day, and according to a new study we may have… [keep reading]

January 9, 2013

Can coconuts provide the answer?

For some families coconut oil has proved effective in slowly the effects of dementia.  There has been no research into this area and there are… [keep reading]

January 8, 2013

Dementia risk cut by beta-blockers

Results have shown that men taking beta-blockers, usually used to treat high blood pressure, were less likely to have brain changes indicative of dementia compared… [keep reading]

January 7, 2013

Miracle pill, made from tomatoes?

According to new research an easy to swallow pill which harnesses the goodness of tomatoes could be the answer to preventing strokes and heart attacks. … [keep reading]

December 21, 2012

NHS could provide Alzheimer’s cure

Jeremy Hunt has said that the NHS is likely to invest in a new drug which has showed to slow the progress of the disease. … [keep reading]

December 20, 2012

Can a joint supplement prolong your life?

US researchers believe that glucosamine could have similar protective properties to aspirin but without the potential side effect of developing stomach ulcers. A study of… [keep reading]

December 19, 2012

Taking aspirin could double risk of sight loss

Scientists have been studying the effects of regularly taking aspirin and found that taking the tablet for 10 years can more than double the risk… [keep reading]

December 18, 2012

The mould that can be good for you

Scientists are discovering that Roquefort, the cheese known for its mould, has anti-inflammatory properties which could help fight against cardiovascular disease. The cheese is aged… [keep reading]

December 17, 2012

Bus drivers to receive dementia training

Thousands of bus drivers across the country are receiving specialist training so they can better help passengers with dementia.   This comes as part of an… [keep reading]

December 14, 2012

Beat your cold in 24 hours

Professor Ron Eccles from the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University has a few tips for beating a cold in just one day. 7am – Take a… [keep reading]

December 13, 2012

Key stages in Alzheimer’s development

Research has identified 3 key stages in the development of the condition.  The stages begin in school age, continue into middle age, with the final… [keep reading]

December 12, 2012

Can loneliness contribute to dementia?

A new study has revealed a link between feelings of solitariness and developing dementia. Researchers in Amsterdam tracked the long term health and wellbeing of… [keep reading]

December 11, 2012

Pacemaker for the brain

A pacemaker device has been implanted into the brain of an Alzheimer's patient in an effort to reduce memory loss.  The technology uses deep brain… [keep reading]

December 10, 2012

Would you move in with your children?

Research carried out by CarelineUK, manufacturers of pendant alarms for people living alone, showed that when faced with the choice of moving in with relatives… [keep reading]

December 7, 2012

Get an early night!

Going to bed an hour earlier than normal could help to reduce high blood pressure in just 6 weeks. Researchers found that those showing early… [keep reading]

December 6, 2012

Tuck into some tomatoes to help depression

New research has claimed that eating tomatoes just a few times a week could ward off depression. A team of researchers from China and Japan,… [keep reading]

December 5, 2012

Can vitamin D prevent Alzheimer’s?

New research has shown that women should start taking vitamin D supplements.  The studies showed that women who don't have enough in their system are… [keep reading]

December 4, 2012

Is hearing loss connected to dementia?

Recent studies have suggested that there could be a connection between hearing loss and the brain, meaning a greater cognitive decline into older age. 2005… [keep reading]

November 28, 2012

The ever-lasting flu vaccine

Work has begun in Germany on developing a flu vaccine that may work for life.  The experimental vaccine currently protects animals from influenza and could… [keep reading]

October 24, 2012

Can HRT protect against Alzheimer’s?

Scientists have found a window within five years of the menopause where hormone replacement therapy actually cuts the risk of Alzheimer's disease by a third. However,… [keep reading]

October 23, 2012

Exercise for your brain

A study has found that physical exercise rather than mind-stretching activities could offer the best protection against developing dementia in later life. The research looked… [keep reading]

October 22, 2012

Special Guest Blog: Age related hearing loss

Despite its descriptive name, age related hearing loss does not affect just the elderly but is a result of maturity processes that the body undergoes… [keep reading]

October 19, 2012

NHS approves lifesaving pill

The new pill, costing just £1.40 a day, could save thousands of people living with a common heart condition. Ivabradine improves pumping ability and slows… [keep reading]

October 18, 2012

We need younger blood!

According to new research changes in the composition of our blood as we get older can cause deterioration in memory and brain function.  By filtering… [keep reading]

October 17, 2012

GPS shoes to track lost relatives

New shoes have been released for sale in the UK which contain a built-in tracking device which can be used to track Alzheimer's patients. The shoes… [keep reading]

October 16, 2012

Can a nasal spray detect Alzheimer’s?

A nanotechnology nasal spray is being developed which uses tiny magnetic particles in an attempt to detect the disease early and provide new answers for… [keep reading]

October 15, 2012

Are operations being rationed?

It has emerged that there older people are missing out on operations that are routinely offered to younger patients. A new report has been issued… [keep reading]

October 12, 2012

Drink more water!

Drinking a litre of water a day could benefit Alzheimer's sufferers by removing aluminium from their bodies and preventing cognitive decline. Research found that drinking water… [keep reading]

October 11, 2012

Drink decaf to save your sight

New research has shown that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss, and even blindness. Researchers… [keep reading]

October 10, 2012

New drug could slow memory loss

Combined results from two trials have found that a new drug, solanezumab, could slow the speed of memory loss by up to a third.  Eli… [keep reading]

October 9, 2012

Flu jabs to be postponed

Doctors across the country are having to postpone flu jabs for patients due to a shortage of the vaccine. Crucell, a global pharmaceutical company based… [keep reading]

October 8, 2012

Snoring finally pays off

There could be good news for millions of people kept awake at night.  Snoring could get your partner a bigger pension. This is because those… [keep reading]

October 5, 2012

Can cities become dementia friendly?

Slow routes for elderly walkers, less street signs and special training for shop staff and taxi drivers could transform Britain's cities for people living with… [keep reading]

October 4, 2012

Can aspirin slow brain decline?

A new study has shown that taking an aspirin a day may slow brain decline in women with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. The… [keep reading]

October 3, 2012

Benefits cut for the elderly

The Prime Minister is facing demands to cut benefits paid to the elderly, primarily winter fuel payments. The benefit gives everyone over the age of… [keep reading]

October 2, 2012

Are we on the verge of a diabetes epidemic?

The number of cases of diabetes is set to increase by 700,000 by 2020, due to Britain's obesity problem. Diabetes UK said the number of… [keep reading]

October 1, 2012

Launch of new dementia campaign

A new campaign has been launched by the Department of Health, supported by the Alzheimer's Society, to encourage people to talk to relatives showing signs… [keep reading]

September 28, 2012

New research into brain aging

Biologists at the University of Portsmouth have been awarded £600,000 to research little-known brain proteins and their impact on brain ageing. The study will focus… [keep reading]

September 28, 2012

Sleeping pill increases dementia risk

A new study has revealed that sleeping pills, taken by an estimated 1.5million Britons, can increase the risk of dementia. The results showed that pensioners… [keep reading]

September 27, 2012

Third of elderly people are lonely

Age UK and YouthNet have discovered that 34% of people over 65 admitted to feeling lonely either some, most or all of the time. The… [keep reading]

September 25, 2012

Too scared to leave the house

According to a new survey more than a third of people over 50 are afraid to leave their homes at night for fear of being… [keep reading]

September 24, 2012

Can a free bus pass improve your health?

Taking advantage of a free bus pass could be improving the health of many older people.  A new study has shown that these people are… [keep reading]

September 20, 2012

The silver-surfer army

A think tank has suggested that we should employ a group of pensioners with a good knowledge of the internet to help decrease isolation among… [keep reading]

September 19, 2012

Calling off the search

Leading pharmaceutical companies are downgrading the search for new treatments for Alzheimer's.  This comes after a series of failures of drug trials aiming to find… [keep reading]

September 18, 2012

Is countryside living causing Alzheimer’s?

New research suggests that growing up in the countryside can double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in later life. Scientists do not know why… [keep reading]

September 17, 2012

Cholesterol risk for diabetics

It has been found that the majority of people living with diabetes are not effectively controlling their cholesterol levels. According to Diabetes UK, 90% of… [keep reading]

September 14, 2012

Green tea boosts brain power

A new study has shown that not only is green tea good for your heart, it can boost memory as well. The Chinese study found… [keep reading]

September 13, 2012

Minimum alcohol prices to save lives

5,000 British lives could be saved each year if the Government imposes a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol. Researchers from the University… [keep reading]

September 12, 2012

Millions feeling the pinch

Millions of older people are having to cut back on food due to the increasing rate of inflation. A new report reveals how the 'real-value'… [keep reading]

September 11, 2012

Popular Chinese herb doesn’t stop Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found that a Chinese herb, previously claiming to improve memory and mental sharpness does not prevent Alzheimer's disease. Researchers tested the effect of… [keep reading]

September 10, 2012

Fish oils help slow age decline

A new study has shown that moderate exercise and a regular intake of fish oils should help maintain mobility in the elderly. The trial showed… [keep reading]

September 5, 2012

Overdose drug to help diabetes

New research suggests that a drug used to reverse the effects of a paracetamol overdose could reduce the risk of heart disease in people with… [keep reading]

September 4, 2012

Be active and live longer

It is a widely assumed that being overweight, a smoker or heavy drinker can shorten life expectancy but it isn't clear by how much. Sweden's… [keep reading]

September 3, 2012

Dancing can help dementia patients

Danzon, a street dance craze in Mexico, has been shown to improve the symptoms of dementia with sessions twice a week. Dr Azucena Guzman Garcia,… [keep reading]

August 31, 2012

More reasons to eat chocolate

We all know that chocolate is not the healthiest choice but it has been to improve brain function and now it has been discovered that… [keep reading]

August 30, 2012

Alzheimer’s linked to unhealthy diet

New tests have found that there could be a link between insulin and the development of Alzheimer's. This means that an unhealthy diet, which contains… [keep reading]

August 29, 2012

Food for thought

With so much talk about what causes dementia and how we can treat it, it's no wonder people are looking into their diets to see… [keep reading]

August 28, 2012

Does gender really affect dementia?

Research shows that female hormones could be the reason for the increase risk of dementia, which could mean that hormone replacement therapy could be a… [keep reading]

August 24, 2012

Women decline faster than men

Results have shown that men's brains are better at coping with Alzheimer's than women, even when both are at the same stage of the disease.… [keep reading]

August 23, 2012

Obesity bad for the brain

Everyone knows that being overweight is bad for your health, but new research has shown that carrying around that extra weight could be bad for… [keep reading]

August 22, 2012

Gum disease linked to dementia?

The link between brushing and health is not a new one, with studies showing that there can be a link between gum disease and heart… [keep reading]

August 21, 2012

Could an eye test detect Alzheimer’s?

With the knowledge that Alzheimer's can cause changes in the eye and the way the patient sees the world, researchers in Australia have developed a… [keep reading]

August 20, 2012

Hooray, chocolate is good for you!

According to researchers, a daily chocolate fix could be the secret to halting Alzheimer's. It has been found that a certain ingredient found in the… [keep reading]

August 8, 2012

Exercise to prevent falls

Falling currently costs the NHS £4.6 billion a day with 1 in 3 over 65's experiencing one a year. Simple exercises, such as standing on… [keep reading]

August 7, 2012

Life-saving pill ready for approval

A pill costing just £1.40 a day is set to be approved by the NHS. The new pill could save thousands of lives by slowing… [keep reading]

August 6, 2012

Alzheimer’s drug trials shelved

A new drug, which was designed to halt the development of plaque in the brain, has failed in the later stages of testing after it… [keep reading]

August 2, 2012

Are pine cones the answer?

New studies have shown that with a simple daily tablet we may be able to prevent the progress of Alzheimer's disease. More than 300,000 people… [keep reading]

August 1, 2012

Another possible cure?

A new study has claimed that a nutritional drink could benefit memory, however others are sceptical about its effectiveness. The 48 week trial was conducted… [keep reading]

July 31, 2012

Meditate to stay healthy

There has always been a link between loneliness and deterioration in health but researchers have now concluded that mindful meditation may be able to combat… [keep reading]

July 30, 2012

What’s in a name?

It seems that we could all be upsetting up to 97% of the older generation by using the wrong names to refer to them as… [keep reading]

July 27, 2012

No carbs for me please!

A recent study has looked into how diet can affect the chances of developing dementia.T he results showed that those who had high carbohydrate diets… [keep reading]

July 26, 2012

Will vaccinating children protect the elderly?

Two to seventeen year olds are going to be offered the annual flu vaccine in an attempt to prevent hospitalisations. It is thought that if… [keep reading]

July 25, 2012

Many missing out on basic heart care

Many elderly people are missing out on simple heart treatment which could improve their quality of life. Newcastle University found, in tests on 300 participants,… [keep reading]

July 24, 2012

Can sleep indicate the need for care?

A lack of sleep has previously been linked with diabetes, weight gain and strokes; however, it now seems that a lack of sleep could indicate… [keep reading]

July 23, 2012

Drinking alcohol a dementia risk

Results show the idea that some alcohol being good for ageing brains may not be true and may in fact be detrimental to brain function… [keep reading]

July 20, 2012

New Life Saving Pill

A new pill has been studied at Queen Mary University of London with astounding results. The results showed that this medication, to be taken once… [keep reading]

July 18, 2012

Can sleep help to predict dementia?

Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, studies have found another possible way to predict the onset of dementia in later life. Neurologists… [keep reading]

July 17, 2012

A new way to pick up our loved ones when they fall

A newly developed database is helping to determine when an elderly person is likely to fall, allowing preventative action to be taken before it even… [keep reading]

July 16, 2012

Is the way you walk a sign of dementia?

A recent study has shown that the speed we walk can indicate whether we will go on to develop dementia in later life. The study,… [keep reading]

July 12, 2012

Can Alzheimer's be predicted?

A new study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine how shown that signs of the disease can appear up to 25 years before… [keep reading]

July 11, 2012

An end to the postcode lottery of care

It will be announced this week that the most radical reforms for 60 years will take place. Councils are to adhere to a minimum level… [keep reading]

July 10, 2012

Do bees hold the key?

New research conducted on bees has shown that increased social activity can reverse brain aging. This could signal the beginning of a new way of… [keep reading]

July 6, 2012

15 minutes of care

Councils in England now expect carers to spend just 30 minutes in the home of someone in need of care. According to the UK Homecare… [keep reading]

July 5, 2012

Were handcuffs necessary?

It has been revealed today that an 84 year old Alzheimer's patient was strapped to a stretcher and handcuffed as he was taken to hospital,… [keep reading]

July 4, 2012

What's your happiest memory?

A recent study was conducted by the Alzheimer's society, in conjunction with BUPA, and the results were released to launch Memory walk which is taking… [keep reading]

July 3, 2012

Dementia care is a postcode lottery

A recent Department of Health report revealed that depending on where you live, someone living with dementia could be 53 times less likely to receive… [keep reading]

July 2, 2012

Step in the right direction for Alzheimer’s research

A recent study in Switzerland has shown that suffering from a brain infection in early life can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s in later… [keep reading]

June 12, 2012

Is dementia triggered by stress?

Research conducted in Sweden showed a greater risk of dementia in those who reported stress in middle age, while Scottish scientists believe the hormones released… [keep reading]

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