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NEWS Mid-life exercise helps prevent dementia when you’re old

September 14th 2016

Taking up moderate exercise in your mid-life—around 49 years or so—could pay dividends later, and help you maintain good mental faculties, such as cognition and memory, when you reach old age.

FEATURE The dementia wars

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

After the UK government declared ‘war’ on dementia, drug companies have served up cocktails of ever more powerful drugs, but none works as well as a host of non-toxic alternatives

NEWS Eating fish every week reduces dementia risk as we get older

May 11th 2016

The great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot was right: eating fish is good for the leetle grey cells. And that becomes even more important as we get older. Eating at least one plate of seafood every week can ward off dementia and a decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and problem-solving.

NEWS Scans show drugs for the elderly shrinking the brain

April 20th 2016

Anticholinergic drugs—which include antidepressants, hay fever treatments and incontinence pills—increase the risk of dementia, especially if they’re taken by elderly patients. The drugs also shrink the brain and interfere with the thinking processes.

NEWS Viral infections are unsuspected cause of Alzheimer’s, say experts

March 9th 2016

Viral infections such as cold sores and pneumonia could be the unsuspected cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia, a leading group of experts is claiming.

NEWS Vitamin D deficiency a major cause of dementia, Alzheimer`s

November 3rd 2015 /

Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of dementia and it even causes physical abnormalities in the brain.

NEWS Red wine compound slows progress of Alzheimer's and dementia

September 14th 2015

Resveratrol-a compound found in red wine, peanuts and some berries-could help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia, a new study has found

FEATURE Drugs to avoid for the over 65s

September 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 6) /

Older people are now taking an average of 30 prescription drugs-and the reactions to them are the exact same as we've assumed are the result of growing old

NEWS Common dementia drugs cause life-threatening weight loss

August 4th 2015 /

Common Alzheimer's and dementia drugs are causing alarming, and life-threatening, weight loss in elderly patients

NEWS Psychiatric drugs cause 500,000 deaths a year, says researcher

May 14th 2015 /

Psychiatric drugs are responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a year around the world, and yet their benefits are minimal, a leading researcher claims

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