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A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

The Brain

Going Digital in Scotland – Connected Care

<i>Adam Miller, Head of Devices and Platforms, Innovation and Development, blogs about attending a recent event in Scotland launching a project moving</i> …

Health Care

NHS faces staggering increase in cost of elderly care, academics warn

2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 – largely because of a significant rise in dementia-related disability, research finds<p>The NHS and social care system in the UK is facing a staggering increase in the cost of looking after elderly people within the next few years, …

Health Care

What it’s really like to live with dementia

More than 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s roughly one person every three minute. At the moment, 850,000 people in the UK are …

Dementia

Later dementia diagnosis for Welsh speakers, study shows

<b>First language Welsh speakers were diagnosed with dementia about three years later than those who spoke only English, a study has shown.</b><p>Bangor University experts said the findings suggested Welsh speakers might be less inclined to discuss their health or they may have a better support network and …

This 68-year-old man with Alzheimer's climbs a mountain every single day

This is a truly inspirational story. We could all do with a dose of his attitude...<p>When it comes to preventing or managing Alzheimer's and dementia, …

Dementia

7 simple ways to help someone with dementia

These small things can make a big difference to someone with the condition<p>Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most …

The Brain

Adass

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Social Care Going Digital – ADASS Spring Seminar

<i>David McKinney, Managing Director of Tunstall UK and Ireland, talks about this week’s ADASS Spring Seminar.</i><p>This week we are in Yarnfield for the …

Social Work

NHS Digital picks up pace on paperless healthcare

NHS Digital needs to be more innovative and customer focused to achieve a paperless 2020, according to its director of digital transformation, …

Digital Health

How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain

Aerobic exercise, resistance training (such as weight lifting), and tai chi can all boost brain function in people older than 50, concludes a review …

Exercise

Can technology transform chronic disease management?

Implementing best practice care for patients with chronic diseases is one of the greatest challenges currently facing primary care providers. …

Digital Health

Living With Alzheimer's: 5 Ways To Help Patients With Dementia Enjoy Life

Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.<p>The rhetoric …

Dementia

'It's just darkness' Davina McCall opens up on dad having Alzheimer's in frank John Bishop chat

Davina McCall has opened up on her dad's Alzheimer's disease on John Bishop In Conversation With...<p>Describing her father as "my rock", the former Big …

Cardiff University gets £13m to be UK dementia centre

<b>Cardiff University will be home to one of six UK centres aimed at finding new ways to diagnose and treat dementia.</b><p>£13m will go to the university, with the potential for another £17m in the next five years.<p>Up to 60 scientific researchers will be employed in Cardiff by 2022.<p>Prof Julie Williams, the …

Research

What Makes Someone a ‘SuperAger’?

Researchers are studying the brains of older adults whose brains resist the usual wear-and-tear of cognitive decline.<p>The good news is that social …

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

<b>Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.</b><p>In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world.<p>But the compound used was unsuitable for people, as …

Medicine

Little-known disorder looks just like dementia -- but can be reversed

Loss of memory, mobility problems and issues with bladder control are often considered early indicators of dementia. But those are the same warning …

University of Calgary

7 surprising symptoms of dementia

While memory loss is one of the best known signs of dementia, it's not always the first, and definitely not the only one…<p>Developing dementia is now a …

Robots

People with more life skills tend to enjoy better health, less depression in old age: Study

<b>London:</b> People with higher scores on life skills — such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness — are more …

World Parkinson’s Day 2017 - A look into Parkinson's Disease

There is no better time to raise awareness of the medical condition that affects around 127, 000 people in the UK than World Parkinson's Day. 1 in …

Technology – Parkinson's Disease

<i>David McKinney, Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare UK, talks about how technology can help people with long-term conditions such as Parkinson’s</i> …

Can Drinking Tea Really Improve Your Memory?

Researchers in Singapore say regular consumption of tea can improve cognitive functions in older adults. Other experts aren't so sure.<p>Tea is …

This is the age at which you'll be happiest

A new study may have found the age at which we are most content with life.<p>Many would probably assume that it has got to be during your carefree …

Providing Support Away from Home – GPS

<i>James Doyle, General Manager, Tunstall Emergency Response Ltd, introduces a new mobile GPS-enabled device – the CareClip.</i><p>Tunstall have recently …

Integrating caregivers at discharge significantly cuts patient readmissions

PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2017 - Systematically integrating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients reduces hospital …

What a difference a place makes: “Best Cities for Successful Aging”

A defining feature of the 21st century is how much longer we live and how many opportunities these extra years can offer to individuals, families, communities, and entire countries. Today an American who is 65 years old can expect to live another 15 to 20 years on average, well past the …

Cities

Dementia cases on the rise

Statistics show far more people with dementia in Switzerland than previously thought, with the number expected to more than double over the next 25 …

How Optimistic Are You? It Probably Depends on Your Age

New research reveals we frequently worry about aging. Ironically, as we become older and the effects of aging set in, we tend to become more …

Millennials