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Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Coronavirus: Dementia patients ‘deteriorating’ without family visits

Relatives of care home residents with dementia should be treated as key workers, leading charities say. In a letter to the health secretary, they write that the care given by family members is “essential” to residents’ mental and physical health. They argue the current limits on visitors have had “damaging consequences”. They want visits to… Read More »

Light therapy device helps improve some symptoms of dementia

By Linda Geddes Exposure to bright daytime light may help relieve symptoms of dementiaGetty Images Daytime exposure to bright light may help improve sleep and relieve some dementia symptoms in older people by strengthening their circadian rhythms. These 24-hour biological cycles enable our bodies to switch tasks and recuperate by synchronising specific activities, including sleep,… Read More »

What Is Dementia? Symptoms, Types, and Diagnosis

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention. Some people with dementia cannot control their emotions, and their… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »