FT Health: Dementia Care
While there is still no sign of a cure for the 50m people around the world living with dementia, new technologies and imaginative public policies are helping lessen some of the burden. FT writers examine the latest developments
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Swati Vyas, S.L. Kothari, Sumita KachhwahaAbstractWith the rise in the ageing population in the last few decades, dementia has emerged as a serious global health issue. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia. Despite extensive drug development research, only a limited number of FDA-approved drugs are available for AD. As these drugs provide symptomatic relief only and are frequently associated with adverse effects, there remains an urgent need for developing alternative approaches to AD therapeutics. Several me...
Dr Elzbieta Kuzma, at the University of Exeter Medical School, said the study was the first to analyse the extent to which you may offset your genetic risk of dementia by living a healthy lifestyle.
Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research.
There hasn’t been much good news about Alzheimer’s lately, between the March announcement by Biogen and Esai that a promising trial of a potential drug treatment failed, and the July decision by Novartis and Amgen to stop their study of another class of therapies for the neurodegenerative disease. But in a pair of studies presented at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 14, researchers reported encouraging results from studies of non-drug approaches. In one, scientists led by Dr. Klodian Dhana at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago followed nearly 2,500 people for alm...
CONCLUSIONS: START is clinically effective and this effect lasts for 6 years without increasing costs. This is the first intervention with such a long-term clinical and possible economic benefit and has potential to make a difference to individual carers.Declarations of interestG.L., Z.W. and C.C. are supported by the UCLH National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre. G.L. and P.R. were in part supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames at Bart's Health NHS Trust. The views expressed are th...
This cohort study uses UK Biobank data to examine interactions between polygenic risk for Alzheimer disease and lifestyle (physical activity, healthy diet, moderate alcohol drinking) and their associations with incident all-cause dementia.
This cohort study examines the association of lifespan cognitive reserve with dementia risk.
Some people have genes that raise their risk of dementia – but if they eat well and exercise they are less likely to develop the condition
Pay attention to changes and seek advice even when concerns are not extreme, experts on the disease say.
ELDERLY care home residents were invited to relive their youth when a nightclub opened its doors for an afternoon of dancing.