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Research reveals link between dementia and ‘severe Covid-19’
Dementia
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Research reveals link between dementia and ‘severe Covid-19’

Dementia patients ‘twice as likely’ to suffer severe coronavirus symptoms
26 May 2020
Why British dementia patients are being sent to Thailand
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Why British dementia patients are being sent to Thailand

New research reveals desperate families seeking affordable care overseas for relatives with the disease
13 Jan 2020
Barbara Windsor’s husband reveals her Alzheimer’s battle
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Barbara Windsor’s husband reveals her Alzheimer’s battle

Deteriorating health has left 80-year-old former Eastenders star in ‘continual confusion’
10 May 2018
Could a Mediterranean diet prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
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Could a Mediterranean diet prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

What we can learn from diets in low dementia regions as far apart as Japan, Costa Rica and Italy
23 Apr 2018
Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells
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Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells

Development comes after scientists switch away from testing on mouse cells
10 Apr 2018
Busy roads could be linked to dementia risk, researchers say
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Busy roads could be linked to dementia risk, researchers say

Major study finds people living close to heavy traffic are more likely to develop the disease
5 Jan 2017
How old is your brain? Take the dementia test
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How old is your brain? Take the dementia test

Dementia has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales
14 Nov 2016

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Alzheimer's drug offers 'tantalising' hope for sufferers
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Alzheimer's drug offers 'tantalising' hope for sufferers

New antibody drug aducanumab could be prescribed as a preventative medicine in the future, say scientists
1 Sep 2016
Cold sore virus 'could lead to Alzheimer's disease'
Dementia
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Cold sore virus 'could lead to Alzheimer's disease'

'We can't ignore the evidence,' say scientists who claim dementia is linked to microbes in the brain
9 Mar 2016
Can Alzheimer's really be transmitted from person to person?
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Can Alzheimer's really be transmitted from person to person?

Scientists discover that the disease may have the potential to spread – but there is no cause for alarm
10 Sep 2015
Alzheimer's risk linked to hayfever and sleeping pills
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Alzheimer's risk linked to hayfever and sleeping pills

Certain over-the-counter anticholinergic drugs raise risk of developing dementia, finds new study
27 Jan 2015
Alzheimer's: test breakthrough raises hopes
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Alzheimer's: test breakthrough raises hopes

Scientists develop new test that can predict onset of Alzheimer's with 87% accuracy
8 Jul 2014
DAME JUDI: 'Fish oil helps me remember lines'
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DAME JUDI: 'Fish oil helps me remember lines'

The 78-year-old Skyfall star gives a brand of memory pills the kind of endorsement money can't buy
20 Mar 2013