This week’s NHS new round-up features a developing story which could see the removal of homeopathy from hospitals. Elsewhere there have been calls for hospitals to bring in more then double the number of consultants on duty in A&E to ensure that Read More
Reports have revealed that staying active in older age can help prevent damaging brain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s. The research found that simply walking every day can help prevent memory loss and other mental decline that is often linked with ageing. The more Read More
ONS statistics from 2015 have revealed that dementia (including Alzheimer’s) has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
A report by Dementia UK has found a gap in the care that dementia patients and their family are receiving. 28% of calls to their helpline included complaints about a lack of local support from health services. Telecare Choice aims to provide assistance in these areas. Read More
Stress in the elderly There have been new reports claiming stress in the elderly is linked to Alzheimer’s. Highly stressed people are twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment such as memory loss – often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease. It Read More