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Alzheimer's may be detected early, via eye exam

Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but …

Alzheimer's Disease

Israeli Researchers Gaze Into The Eyes To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Early

<i>This article was first published by The Times of Israel and was re-posted with permission.</i>It is often said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. …

Dementia

What you have to do to live longer

There are many correct ways to live, and yet everyone is confused about the right path.<p>Before we make a choice, let’s remember some basic truths. …

Why I use the Tunstall CareClip to keep me reassured - Tunstall Blog

<i>Rita, a grandmother who uses the Tunstall CareClip, writes about her choice and experiences of using the GPS-enabled fall detector.</i><p>I celebrated my …

Los Angeles

Will You Get Dementia? 9 Ways To Reduce The Risk

Dementia is by no means an inevitable result of aging. In fact, one in three dementia cases can be prevented, according to new findings published in …

Embracing Digital in Healthcare – Health Plus Care

This week is a busy one – not only for Tunstall, but for health, housing and social care, with three major events taking place – the Chartered …

What is dementia?

Here we explain what dementia is, and the different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. We also offer advice on spotting …

To preserve mental acuity into old age, experts suggest focusing on these three things

Preventing the diseases we fear most as we age is rarely a sure or simple matter. But for those determined to slow mental decline and drive down the likelihood of developing dementia, researchers have reached a rare consensus around a trio of straightforward strategies: Engage your brain (but …

Longevity

Going Digital: Utilising smart technology at home - Blogs

In both our personal and professional lives, we are bombarded with information to keep up with the digital revolution and to get the latest smart …

These foods may help keep the brain young

You're never too young to start taking care of your brain – and experts say certain dietary habits may help

The Brain

7 things people who care for someone with dementia understand

<b>I wish someone had sat my sister and I down when our father had dementia diagnosed and explained how our lives would change.</b><p>His illness gradually …

Burden of care for elderly afflicted with dementia falls mostly on women

After Steve Williams’ dementia worsened a year ago, his wife, Noree, quit her job as a school music teacher to care full time for her husband of 46 …

Dementia

A Sunny, Funny View of Old Age

In If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a new documentary airing on HBO, acclaimed nonagenarians including Carl Reiner and Betty White challenge stereotypes about life after 90.<p>Carl Reiner, the 95-year-old comedian, writer, actor, and director, has a running gag about life as a nonagenarian. …

Betty White

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more …

Holistic View of Health – Connected Healthcare

<i>David McKinney, Managing Director of Tunstall UK and Eire talks about why we need to look at health,</i> housing <i>and care as a whole</i>.<p>The greatest …

Don't call people 'old' until death is near, says gerontologist

Sarah Harper, director of Oxford Institute of Ageing, suggests people in their 70s and 80s should be considered active adults<p>People should not be called old until they are seriously frail, dependent and approaching death, one of the UK’s leading social scientists has told Hay festival.<p>Sarah Harper, …

Longevity

Losing weight in old age is 'not normal' and should be seen as alarm bell

Losing weight in old age is "not normal" and could be treated as an “alarm bell” signalling malnutrition or cancer, experts have warned.<p>The study by the Malnutrition Task Force follows official figures which show a tripling in the number of patients admitted to hospital suffering from …

Health

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> …

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 …

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, …

Alzheimer's Disease

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 …

Dementia

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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 …

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. …

Medical Technology

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 …