Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Football and dementia: heading must be banned until the age of 18

Alarm bells are ringing in sport about the risk of a group of chronic, neuro-degenerative diseases, commonly understood as dementia. There is an increasingly large body of evidence which has identified that small, repetitive ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Reducing dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The incidence of dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is lower in patients receiving biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) than in patients who receive conventional synthetic ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Why people with dementia go missing

People with dementia are more likely to go missing in areas where road networks are dense, complicated and disordered—according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study raises questions about role of leisure activity in dementia

Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. But a new study found no association between taking part in leisure ...

Health

Hard physical work significantly increases the risk of dementia

The muscles and joints are not the only parts of the body to be worn down by physical work. The brain and heart suffer too. A new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that people doing hard physical work have a 55% ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia leading cause of death in September

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today (23 October) revealed "dementia and Alzheimer's disease" were the leading cause of death in September. Collectively they accounted for 11.2% of all deaths in England and ...

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