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air pollution

Small air pollution particles found in the brain stems of young people have been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease. Researchers have studied the brains of 186 young adults and children in Mexico City who died suddenly, discovering disturbing evidence of harm.

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Google Home

In the rising era of technology, more people are now depending on gadgets for different purposes. Although many of us use them for entertainment, work or daily chores, one of the main goals of technology development is to help society and deliver a positive change to the way we live. This focus is particularly important for vulnerable people, especially those living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's

There are over 47 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer's disease. In the UK alone, 1 million are living with dementia, with over 65% being women. As researchers continue to explore the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, gender disparity has become a complex topic. We take a look at some of the underlying factors, and why women are more likely to get Alzheimer's.

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Signs of Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer's Society, there are over 850,000 with Alzheimer's disease (DA), and although it mostly affects adults 65 and above, over 42,000 under 65 are affected by Alzheimer's. This means that the average age to get diagnosed is between 40 to 50.

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Alzheimer’s in men and women

Unfortunately, no one is exempt from developing Alzheimer’s. It can be a devastating illness for anyone involved and is most likely to occur in men and women over 65 years old. However, it is believed that 5% of the population may develop symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s before then.

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's

Coming to terms with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's can be tough on both the individual and their surrounding friends and family. You want to be as prepared as possible and provided with the adequate answers to the questions you are bound to ask.

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Alzheimer's
 

Alzheimer's disease is a common type of dementia, and affects an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. 62% of those with dementia have the disease in the form of Alzheimer's disease. Both Alzheimer's disease and dementia are progressive neurological diseases that affect multiple brain functions over a long period of time.

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Dementia Awareness

With Dementia set to be the biggest killer of the 21st century, having an understanding of the disease itself is essential. From the 14th to the 20th of May, Dementia Awareness week will be commencing to raise awareness for the disease which will affect 1 in 6 people in the UK.

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Older people holding hands
 

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can severely test the vows you made to one another many moons ago. It is a very difficult and strenuous job that inevitably causes pain and grief for the person you once knew - before dementia came crashing into your lives.

 
Flu Virus
 

Who Is Most Susceptible to the Flu?

 
It has been recognised that those aged 65 and over are at greater risk of developing complications from the flu since immune defences become weaker with age. According to the CDC, it has been estimated that 70-90% of flu-related deaths have been those aged 65+. As a result, influenza should be treated seriously amongst the elderly.