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Could folic acid help to treat Parkinson’s?

Research recently carried out in Leicester indicates that folic acid could be beneficial in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The research has received coverage on ITV and has also been published in the journal Nature.

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21 February 2014

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Dementia risk linked to high oestrogen levels and diabetes in older women

Research carried out by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research has shown that older women with naturally high levels of oestrogen who also suffer from diabetes are more likely to go on to develop dementia.

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21 February 2014

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Funding Care Fees

You might think the choice of living at home is a basic right of any individual – this is true in the majority of cases – but when faced with the impacts of Dementia this choice, for many, can only be achieved with a financial contribution from your local authority.

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22 January 2014

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Elderly should state preference for home care

New research shows that 9 out of 10 elderly people would prefer to be cared for at home, rather than going into residential care.

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07 January 2014

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Family Support Seminar: Your Care Choices – Saturday 25th January 2014

At The Good Care Group we truly understands the challenges families up face when planning long term care for a loved one.

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23 December 2013

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Research explores possibility of early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A small study has taken place in Canada, with recent news claiming the tests carried out could accurately predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease up to two years earlier than is currently possible.

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23 December 2013

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Could new protein stop Parkinson’s Disease?

Scientists at the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (CDBG) and the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) at the University of Sheffield have discovered a new protein which could be key in the fight against Parkinson’s.

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23 December 2013

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G8 pledge dementia cure or treatment by 2025

Health Ministers meeting for the G8 summit in London have announced their commitment to finding a treatment or cure for dementia as soon as 2025, with the UK announcing it aims to increase research funding to £132m by 2025.

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16 December 2013

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Class divisions affecting choice of palliative care

A recent major NHS study by Public Health England has shown that class divisions affect people’s access to the type of palliative care they desire. The research showed that those who are married are more likely to have the option of spending their final days at home, surrounded by their families, whilst those who are single or divorced are more likely to die in hospital.

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09 December 2013

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Bank of Scotland named ‘Dementia Friendly Bank’

The Bank of Scotland has been named the country’s first official ‘Dementia Friendly Bank’, after it took steps to raise dementia awareness amongst staff. Working in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, the bank is training staff to provide a better level of customer service to people with dementia, their carers and their families. The on-going initiative will continue to improve practices in the future.

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09 December 2013

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Charity plans launch of new dementia drug discovery institute

Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced their plans to launch a drug discovery institute which could develop new treatments for those living with dementia. This will be the first institute of its kind in Europe, providing much-needed insight into the disease and investigating potential for the creation of new dementia drugs. The news has been welcomed by experts in dementia research from across the world, and the UK’s top universities have been invited to tender applications to host the new institute, with lead scientists expected to be hired by next year.

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09 December 2013

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Cut your risk of stroke by a third with regular walks

With around 152,000 people in the UK suffering fatal or disabling strokes every year, experts are always looking at ways to cut the risk of stroke. A recent study has suggested that taking a 90 minute stroll everyday could cut men’s risk of stroke by up to a third, with the length of time spent actually walking more important than the speed.

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09 December 2013