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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. …

Informatics

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 …

Mental Health

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 …

Dementia

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 …

The Brain

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 …

Dementia

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 …

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 …

Longevity

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 …

Medicine

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> …

Digital Health

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 …

Dementia

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 …

Longevity

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 …

Wearable Tech

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 …

Health Care

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 …

Longevity

Do We Get Happier as We Age?

Many of us worry about getting older. We worry we will miss our youth, or that our health will decline and leave us miserable. Ironically, new …

Longevity

Artificial Intelligence is Completely Transforming Modern Healthcare

A New Age of Healthcare<p>Artificial intelligence is slowly making its way into the realm of modern healthcare. Google’s DeepMind is revolutionizing eye …

Deep Learning

The Challenge of Taking Someone with Dementia to the Emergency Room

Healthline writer describes the difficulties of bringing her father to the emergency room. She learned these problems are common with dementia …

Dementia

Family raises money to find cure for toddler w/ childhood Alzheimer's

Most kids set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a new toy or bike, but 4-year-old Emily McGlocklin is raising money to help her sister who is …

Dementia

10 things your teeth are trying to tell you about your health

From bleeding gums to plaque buildup, dental problems can be surprisingly good indicators of other serious health issues.<p>Your mouth says a lot — and …

Longevity

Bryant says NHS Digital must become more responsive

Beverley Bryant, director of digital transformation at NHS Digital, says the organisation needs to undergo a cultural revolution, move away from …

Informatics

Telemonitoring for Diabetes – Self-Management

<i>Claire McQuillan, Tunstall Delivery Manager at Remote Telemonitoring Northern Ireland (RTNI) talks about a recent study considering the use of</i> …

Diabetes

Don't stick your head in the sand – how to prepare for old age

As we live longer, the numbers of people needing care is also soaring. So what help can those trying to access a creaking, cash-starved system expect?<p>When I was 16, I spent two months in Italy with my maternal grandparents – then both 88. My grandmother had fallen over some months previously and …

Budgeting

Preparing for a hospital visit

Hospital visits – planned or in an emergency – can be stressful, especially for someone with dementia and their carer. By preparing for hospital …

Health Care

The journey to becoming digital

<i>David McKinney, UK Managing Director at Tunstall Healthcare, talks about becoming digital after a recent workshop at the Housing LIN annual</i> …

Innovation

Key Safes

Do you leave a spare key buried in your front garden, under a plant pot, the door mat or even a fake rock? If you are looking at potentially signing …

Hacking

5G mobile networks will bring healthcare closer to rural communities

Staying connected to the rest of the world is vital to the wellbeing and prosperity of communities in rural and small town America—especially when it …

Health Care