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'We're planning for the here-and-now, but we must future-proof our housing system too'

We need to plan for the next 10 to 20 years to make sure we get it right, writes John O’Connor.

Housing

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.<p>How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the …

Dementia

Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer's, new studies show

Getting a solid night's sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day - there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.<p>Three studies by researchers at …

Dementia

Battling Dementia: A Mother and Son’s Incredible Journey

You can still catch a few glimpses of the old Molly Daley, from before the dementia diagnosis two years ago, when she laughs for no reason, when she hugs her son and tells him she loves him, or when she pretends to box with her youngest grandson, wearing pink gloves and a padded helmet.<p>That’s the …

Dementia

Is Bacon Better for You Than Tilapia?

<b>Q: Is bacon better for you than tilapia? Does tilapia cause cancer and/or Alzheimer’s disease?</b><p><b>A: No. These false claims, spread by multiple websites,</b> …

Nutrition

Blood Test Identifies Key Alzheimer's Marker

<i>Summary: Researchers have devised a new blood test that can detect if amyloid had begun to accumulate in the brain. The test help physicians diagnose</i> …

Neuroscience

Third of dementia cases 'could be prevented by lifestyle changes'

Dementia rates could be slashed by a third by taking steps to make lifestyle changes starting from early life, scientists have concluded.<p>Over a third …

Dementia

Worried about dementia? Hearing and language problems could be forerunners of cognitive decline

Scientists have traced the roots of dementia back to midlife, a time when hearing loss and changes in speech patterns may signal the onset of cognitive decline.<p>In research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Assn.’s annual international conference in London, investigators also reported that for …

Dementia

The Mediterranean diet may prevent dementia — here’s how to include it in your life

By now, you’ve probably heard the Mediterranean diet can do everything from sharpen your brain, protect against stomach cancer, and improve heart …

The nine ways you can avoid dementia

A third of dementia cases could be avoided if if more people looked after their brain health, according to the biggest-ever study into the causes of …

Dementia

One-Third of Cases of Dementia May Be Due to Lifestyle

Rising rates of dementia have frustrated medical experts for years, but a new report suggests that adopting certain lifestyle changes could prevent …

Dementia

Steering an Enzyme's 'Scissors' Shows Potential for Stopping Alzheimer's

<i>Summary: Researchers at UBC believe they have identified a method that could help stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks.</i><p>Source: UBC.<p><b>How one amino</b> …

Neuroscience

Stressful events can age your brain up to four years according to new study

Time to step up your relaxing bath sessions<p><b>Words by Amanda MacMilan</b><p><b>From the editors of Health</b><p>Stressful life events—like being fired from a job, …

The Brain

These Preventive Measures Might Help Delay Dementia Or Cognitive Decline

In a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being …

Dementia

Sleeping less in old age may be adaptation to survive in wild

Many dangers stalk the bushlands of Tanzania while members of the Hadza people sleep, yet no one keeps watch.<p>There is no need because it seems that …

Sleep

Why retiring in America has become less appealing

Getting old in America isn’t what it used to be.<p>In a worldwide study, the U.S. fell to No. 17 (down three spots from last year) in the Natixis Global Asset Management Global Retirement Index. The index ranks 43 mainly developed countries on their ability to offer its citizens a secure retirement. …

Retirement

Olive oil prevents Alzheimer’s, study shows

The hero of the Mediterranean diet, which has long been known to prevent heart disease, also protects against dementia, researchers find.<p>Move over, …

Dementia

'Dementia robbed her of herself' - Man walking from Austria to Ireland in honour of his late mother

Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber set off on their trek from Austria to Ireland on June 18 to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.<p>They …

Dementia

These 27 stressful scenarios pose greater risk of dementia

Print<p><b>By Sarah Knapton</b><p>LONDON — Dealing with stressful life events, such as a difficult mother-in-law, being flooded from your home or your partner …

Dementia

New approach to Alzheimer’s ‘a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer’

New research by the the University of British Columbia could lead to an Alzheimer’s treatment that gives patients ‘many more years of life’ before cognitive decline sets in.<p>Scientists had previously identified crucial steps in the formation of a protein called amyloid beta, which accumulates in …

Dementia

Is Deep Brain Stimulation Effective in Treating Alzheimer's?

This Brain Procedure Is Often Used to Treat Parkinson's Disease<p>It sounds like something from the makers of Star Trek, but researchers are seeing …

The Brain

Shocking study finds many Alzheimer's patients might not actually have the disease

A major study of thousands of Alzheimer's patients has discovered that many people diagnosed with the disease might not actually have it, <i>The</i> …

Dementia

We can cure Alzheimer’s – if we stop ignoring it

The disease is now the leading cause of death among the oldest people. Given focus and funding, however, Alzheimer’s will yield to science and reason<p>• Joseph Jebelli is a neuroscientist and author<p>The terror of Alzheimer’s is that it acts by degrees, and can therefore bewilder family members as much …

Medicine

Different Bacteria Profile Found in Alzheimer’s Brains

The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease appear to show both increased bacterial populations and different proportions of specific bacteria …

Neuroscience

Bipartisan group pushes caregivers tax credit

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is working to provide a tax credit for family caregivers they say is a step toward recognizing the financial …

U.S. Congress

Rises in life expectancy 'levelling off'

Health correspondent<p><b>Austerity may be starting to affect how long we live in England, according to a leading health expert.</b><p>Life expectancy has been rising for decades, but the latest data shows the rate of increase has slowed.<p>University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was "deeply …

Life Expectancy

Could Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Treat Alzheimer's?

<i>Summary: Researchers shed new light on how DHA, a key essential Omega-3 fatty acid, could help promote cell survival and contribute to treating</i> …

Neuroscience

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

WASHINGTON -- Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a …

Dementia

Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

In nursing homes and residential facilities around the world, health care workers are increasingly asking dementia patients questions: What are your interests? How do you want to address us? What should we do to celebrate the life of a friend who has passed away?<p>The questions are part of an …

Dementia