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“Use it or Lose it” is the advice from leading dementia expert, Professor June Andrews

In determining the way dementia develops in an individual, lifestyle is often more important than genetics, warns Professor June Andrews, Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday, she told the audience that the “use it or lose it” approach is therefore the key to […]

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Warning of weight loss caused by Alzheimer’s drugs

Research in the United States has warned that several of the drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease may have an unrecognised side-effect of harmful weight loss.Patients aged 65 and over taking Cholinesterase inhibitors, used to relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, for a period of 12 months or more were found in the […]

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Pioneering circuit training for OAPs leads the way in tackling dementia woes

Circuit training might not be the first thing you would normally think of in relation to the older generation, let alone those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. But not so for one forward- thinking Physiotherapist in Edinburgh.Spotting a gap in the support that was available to older people with mental health and memory problems, she devised […]

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