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Dementia symptoms: Could your optician DIAGNOSE alzheimer’s disease in an EYE test?

Dementia can be difficult to identify until it has progressed, however recent research has indicated opticians may one day be able to spot it in an eye test. According to the NHS, early signs currently include memory loss, problems with language and difficulty making decisions. However, scientists have suggested that an eye test could help identify the condition early, and ...

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Dementia news: VIRUSES may play a role in Alzheimer’s – discovery hailed as ‘new chapter'

Dementia – and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease – are on the rise, with over a million sufferers predicted in the UK by 2025. Scientists now know that the neurodegenerative disease is caused by gradual death of brain cells.  While a cure is still to be found, it is thought clearing dementia-causing plaques and tangles from the brain could ...

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Brain condition warning: THIS neurological disorder is set to grow FASTER than Alzheimer’s

Brain, spine and nerve conditions are collectively known as neurological disorders, and commonly include Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis. However, another type of neurological disorder is set to overtake the already high rate of Alzheimer’s growth within decades, according to scientists.  Parkinson’s disease, in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over the years, will outpace the leading ...

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Dementia symptoms: Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by having more friends

People in their 80s, who had the cognitive ability of those in their 50s and 60s, reported having more satisfying, high-quality relationships, researchers form Northwestern University have revealed. Patients didn’t have to be social butterflies to slow cognitive decline, the scientists said. They simply had to have a strong social network. While being part of a solid social circle won’t ...

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Dementia risk: THIS drug for preventing blood clots could ward off Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia affects 850,000 in the UK, with rates expected to rise to a million by 2025. There is currently no cure, but new research has found blood-thinning drugs are linked to reduction in dementia risk. Also known as anticoagulants, they are prescribed to people who have a risk of blood clots, including including those who have recently had surgery or ...

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Dementia: Single vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s as well as skin disease

British researchers have combined the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that usually affects cucumbers, forming a compound that stimulates the immune system.  Tests have both helped treat diseases like psoriasis and some allergies, while also raising antibody levels believed to help prevent forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s.  Scientists are set to begin human trials of the vaccine, having received ...

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