dementia

‘Inarguable link’: Hurst speaks out on dementia in football
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick for England in the 1966 World Cup final
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‘Inarguable link’: Hurst speaks out on dementia in football

England World Cup hero reflects on ‘unbelievably brutal’ year after deaths of Nobby Stiles and Jack Charlton
18 Nov 2020
What are the underlying health causes of coronavirus deaths?
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What are the underlying health causes of coronavirus deaths?

New research shows that one in four Covid-19 victims in England and Wales had dementia
1 Sep 2020
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 are children being banned from heading footballs?
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Why are children being banned from heading footballs?

FA says decision follows study into link between football and brain disease
25 Feb 2020
Donald Trump’s strangest quotes
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Donald Trump’s strangest quotes

New book details the president’s bizarre obsession with the short-legged omnivore
14 Feb 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
Why everyone’s talking about football’s dementia timebomb
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Why everyone’s talking about football’s dementia timebomb

Study shows former players have greatly increased risk of serious brain disease
22 Oct 2019

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What is dementia and how can it be prevented?
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What is dementia and how can it be prevented?

Healthy lifestyle may cut risk regardless of genes, finds new study
15 Jul 2019
Seven risk factors for dementia
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Seven risk factors for dementia

New study finds just one in three adults in UK know the disease may be preventable
6 Feb 2019
Five-minute neck scan ‘could predict dementia’
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Five-minute neck scan ‘could predict dementia’

Scan shows whether the brain's blood vessels are protecting it from the strong pulse of the heart
12 Nov 2018
Man ‘slit his grandma’s throat’ after drinking tea together
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Man ‘slit his grandma’s throat’ after drinking tea together

Antony Jennings told police he had wanted to kill dementia sufferer Ruby Wilson ‘for ages’, court hears
25 Sep 2018
Dirty air linked to increased dementia risk
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Dirty air linked to increased dementia risk

Researchers say people in highly polluted areas are up to 40% more likely to develop the disorder
19 Sep 2018
Dementia rates higher among black people, finds study
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Dementia rates higher among black people, finds study

But researchers warn that black people are much less likely to be formally diagnosed and receive support
8 Aug 2018
Barbara Windsor’s husband reveals her Alzheimer’s battle
Barbara Windsor
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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
Which everyday drugs have been linked to dementia?
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Which everyday drugs have been linked to dementia?

Taking medication for depression, Parkinson’s and incontinence may increase risk, study finds
26 Apr 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
Dementia in football: FA and PFA commission new study
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Dementia in football: FA and PFA commission new study

15,000 former professional players will take part in the research
23 Nov 2017
Partridge Family star David Cassidy suffering from dementia
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Partridge Family star David Cassidy suffering from dementia

Singer and actor reveals genetic illness after forgetting lyrics while performing in California
21 Feb 2017
Sweet success as chocolate pill hits UK shelves
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Sweet success as chocolate pill hits UK shelves

Tiny tablet could cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia
6 Feb 2017
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
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
What is Lewy body dementia? Robin Williams's secret disease
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What is Lewy body dementia? Robin Williams's secret disease

Actor's widow Susan Schneider Williams reveals that he was suffering from Lewy body dementia
4 Nov 2015
Dementia 'not the epidemic it was predicted to be'
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Dementia 'not the epidemic it was predicted to be'

Scientists have discovered signs that the number of people with diseases like Alzheimer's is stabilising
21 Aug 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
Longitude Prize: will it solve world's greatest challenges?
John Harrison's chronometer which won the original Longitude Prize in 1714
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Longitude Prize: will it solve world's greatest challenges?

New Longitude Prize aims to beat dementia, paralysis, climate change or global food shortages
21 May 2014