Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease: Risk Factors

Stoptober 2014 Recruitment Campaign (Public Health England)

Summary The 2014 Stoptober Campaign is supported by British comedians, encouraging smokers to “swap fags for gags”. Last year’s Stoptober Campaign helped 250,000 people to take part; 65% of whom stopped for 28 days. Full Text Link Reference Smokers encouraged … Continue reading

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UK Biobank Epidemiological Study Into Dementia Risk Factors (BBC News / Medical Research Council)

Summary A large-scale study, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to investigate the risk factors which contribute to the possibility of developing dementia. A third of a million adults in the UK, all of whom participated earlier in the … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Stress Precedes Dementia in Women (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary A recent epidemiological study of 800 Swedish women has found that mid-life stress may increase women’s risk of developing dementia. Women who had to cope with stressful events, such as divorce or bereavement, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease decades later. … Continue reading

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Obesity Risk a Dementia Time Bomb? (BBC News / UK Health Forum / European Congress on Obesity / NHS Choices / WHO / BMJ)

Summary Previous research in 2011 has shown that being overweight in middle age increases the risk of developing dementia. Data presented today at the European Congress on Obesity suggests slowing the rise in obesity could help to cut the rising rates of dementia. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2012 (Alzheimer’s Association)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary This report from the Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as … Continue reading

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