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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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  • 27 August 2015

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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  • 26 August 2015

Adjusting To A Dementia Diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia can feel like the end of life as you know it. But it needn’t.Although the news is just as shocking for family and friends as it is for the person diagnosed, it’s important for everyone to remember that it is possible to live, and LIVE WELL with dementia for many years.The […]

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  • 21 August 2015
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