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Number of strokes increase as pollution levels rise - February 23, 2016

Air pollution pumped out from the exhausts of diesel vehicles may be responsible for thousands of extra deaths from strokes each year.

Is a lack of hearing aids fuelling a dementia epidemic? Scientists to probe link - February 16, 2016

Hearing loss contributes to dementia and mental decline, according to new medical research by a doctor who plans to begin the first clinical trial to study whether hearing aids could prevent or mitigate…
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Healthy living may cut dementia risk for older people by more than 22 per cent - February 9, 2016

The prevalence of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s has fallen by more than 22 per cent in 20 years, possibly because of healthier lifestyles and better education.

Weight loss in middle age could pose dementia risk - February 2, 2016

Losing more weight than your peers in middle age could mean that you are more likely to develop dementia.

Skipping breakfast may increase stroke risk - January 26, 2016

Skipping breakfast could increase the risk of a stroke, according to research.

Dementia patients in hospital play Russian roulette, charity warns - January 19, 2016

Dementia patients are being subjected to “Russian roulette” in hospitals as staff fail to provide appropriate care and discharge thousands of sufferers in the middle of the night, a report reveals….
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Scientists hail Alzheimer’s breakthrough - January 12, 2016

Scientists have fresh hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment after experiments to reduce inflammation in diseased mice brains prevented memory and behavioural problems in the animals.

Lack of deep sleep could lead to Alzheimer’s disease - January 5, 2016

A good night’s rest might help stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease according to new research, which suggests there could be a link between a person’s sleeping patterns and their vulnerability…
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Mum’s courage following Parkinson’s diagnosis - December 22, 2015

Teaching assistant Leah Forster was just 42 when she was given the devastating news that she had Parkinson’s Disease. She received the diagnosis last year after noticing a weakness down the left side…
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Daughter leaps into action after mother’s stroke - December 15, 2015

A woman with a rare genetic condition has been praised for raising the alarm after her mother suffered a mini stroke earlier this month.