Marriage may protect against dementia

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Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers. The study, published in Journals of Gerontology, followed 6,677 adults for just under seven years.... Read More

Lithium in tap water may cut dementia

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People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark. Lithium is naturally found in tap water,... Read More

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

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One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine... Read More

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

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Former Partridge Family singer and actor David Cassidy has said he is suffering from dementia. The revelation comes after performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared... Read More

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

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People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. About 10% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major... Read More

Dementia rates show signs of falling

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There is growing evidence that the dementia crisis may not be as bad as first feared, say researchers. A study suggests the proportion of elderly people developing dementia is falling... Read More

Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline'

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The world’s largest dementia research experiment, which takes the form of a video game, has indicated the ability to navigate declines throughout life. The findings, presented at the Neuroscience 2016... Read More

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

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Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a severe variant of dementia. The 74-year-old is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, which affects his ability to communicate. As a... Read More

NHS dementia atlas reveals patchy care

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A new dementia atlas, published by the government, reveals patchy NHS care for the condition across England. While some regions on the map appear to meet national standards in terms... Read More

VIDEO: Virtual reality app simulates dementia

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A virtual reality app has been launched to provide a sense of what it is like to live with different forms of dementia. A Walk Through Dementia was created by... Read More