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EnViva Care is a specialist provider of managed care in the home
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Diabetes drug “holds clear promise” for new treatment of Alzheimer’s - Scientists believe that a drug commonly used by diabetics could hold the secret to successfully treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Lead researcher Professor Christian Holscher, from Lancaster University, said the drug may have the power to reverse memory loss. Diabetes drugs GLP-1, GIP and glucagon were used in the brains of mice affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists found that within two months of tre...
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Brave woman opens up about stroke experiences - A brave UK woman who is well on her way to recovering from two devastating strokes has opened up about her challenges and experiences. Barbara Parr, Northern Ireland, first suffered a stroke in September 2014 while visiting relatives. At the time, she had no idea what was happening – she just knew that something was very wrong. Fortunately, a friend who was with her at the time – who is a nurse – recognised the symptoms and was able to quickly...
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Rural living linked to increased risk of dementia - You are more likely to develop a neurodegenerative condition if you live in a rural area, according to a new scientific study. The research, published by the RAND Corporation in California, also found that those living in towns and cities have better health compared to those who live more rurally. The research suggested that this was down to better access to healthcare. More than 16,000 participants were assessed on their cognitive functio...
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Could researchers be on the verge of a Parkinson’s breakthrough? - New research could pave the way for scientists developing the first diagnostic test for Parkinson’s. Although the neurological condition has been closely observed since the 19th century, the medical profession has yet to develop a definitive procedure for diagnosing the disease. Now however, experts believe they may be on the verge of a breakthrough. The focus of their research has been a distinct, musky smell which is assoc...
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Are the well-educated more protected against dementia? - It’s been long known that keeping the brain active as you age has a positive effect on warding off neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. But scientists now believe that education in your early years can have an equally helpful impact. A new study, published by the University of Cambridge, found that for every year in education the risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s fall by around 11 per cent. The researchers believe that ...
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Scientists announce breakthrough in eliminating brain-damaging proteins - After a remarkable breakthrough in Huntington’s disease research this week, scientists now believe the same science can be transferred to treating those with dementia. Researchers used an experimental drug to safely lower the level of toxic proteins in the brains of those with Huntington’s disease – which has symptoms similar to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and motor neurone disease. Lead researcher Professor Sarah Tabriz...
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Stroke caused Somerset man to develop Foreign Accent Syndrome - A man from the West Country started speaking with a French accent as a result of a rare side effect of a stroke. Keith Petvin-Scudamore, who has spoken with a Somerset lilt for his entire life, suffered the stroke over five years ago. Initially the 73-year-old was unable to communicate, but when his speech did start to return he was puzzled to discover that he sounded like he had grown up rather nearer to Toulouse than Taunton....
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Study finds link between sleeping disorders and Parkinson’s disease - People who tend to have trouble getting a good night’s sleep could be running a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study appears to suggest. The news follows a comprehensive study carried out at Aarhus University in Denmark, which assessed patients with RBD sleep disorder – a condition characterised by the ‘acting out’ of violent dreams during the night – amid concerns that such behaviours might be link...
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Experts urge people to listen to signs of dementia - Hearing loss is a major indicator of dementia for those most at risk of neurodegenerative diseases, according to a new report. The University College London study, published in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK, looks at how preventing hearing loss can reduce the risk of developing the disease. Author Dr David Reynolds said hearing loss is a risk factor which we may be able to “modify to reduce the number of people who develop deme...
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Family’s three year fight to improve hospital’s handling of dementia
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