Blog archives: August 2016

End of life care - Taking control

Posted on: 26/08/2016

End of life care - Taking control

Thinking about the end of yours or a loved one’s life can be an emotive and difficult subject, but once broached many people feel that taking control of their end of life care and what happens after they die makes them feel much better, and enables them to make the most of the time they have left.

End of life care provides support for people who are in the last few months or years of their life. The purpose is to help people live as well as possible until they die and to enable them...

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A Guide to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on: 25/08/2016

A Guide to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers disease is often thought of as a disease of older people, but around 4% of people with the disease are under 65. It usually affects people in their 40s, 50s and early 60s.

Alzheimers disease develops when proteins build up in the brain to form structures called 'plaques' and 'tangles'. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia in younger people and may affect 30 to 35 per cent of younger people with dementia. 

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A Better Approach to Managing Urgent Care

Posted on: 24/08/2016

A Better Approach to Managing Urgent Care

In March 2015 the NHS confederation, a membership organisation that speaks for the whole health care system, commissioned a study looking at the challenges of providing urgent care for our ageing population. It brings together experts from across the care system, who have a shared purpose of making care better for older people. The aim of the Commission was to produce guidance for people involved in designing care for older people.

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Anti Inflammatory Drug connected with Alzheimer’s treatment

Posted on: 23/08/2016

Anti Inflammatory Drug connected with Alzheimer’s treatment

Could an Anti Inflammatory Drug Hold the Key to Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s? 

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK, with Alzheimer’s disease accounting for 62% of people diagnosed. There is currently no known cure, and the disease costs the UK economy £30,000 per person affected per year. 

Some of the recent research has focussed on a link between...

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