Posts Tagged "dementia"

Dementia cases ‘set to treble worldwide’ by 2050

Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Dementia cases ‘set to treble worldwide’ by 2050

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis reported by www.bbc.co.uk. Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050. In the UK, dementia research receives one eighth of the amount of funding that is spent on cancer, which charities say is insufficient. The report says most governments are “woefully unprepared for the dementia epidemic”. Marc Wortmann, the executive director at Alzheimer Disease International, said:...

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Study: Exercise a Defense Against Dementia

Posted by admin on Feb 14, 2012 in Keeping Fit, Mental Health, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Study: Exercise a Defense Against Dementia

Here’s another reason to get into shape: Physical activity may reduce the risk of dementia-related death, according to a new study. Researchers assessed the health of more than 45,000 men and nearly 15,000 women, ages 20 to 88 years, in the United States and grouped them into one of three fitness categories – low, middle or high. After an average follow-up of 17 years, about 4,050 participants died. Of those deaths, 164 were attributed to dementia (72 vascular dementia and 92 Alzheimer’s disease). Of those 164 deaths, 123 of the people were in the low-fitness group, 23 were...

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About Alzheimers

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

About Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and...

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