Tag Archives: Dementia Risk Factors

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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Statistics on the Baby Boomer Generation’s Problem Drinking (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The latest Office for National Statistics lifestyle survey indicates that although alcohol consumption is declining in the UK generally, rates of drinking remain high among some age groups. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2017). Are Britons falling out of love … Continue reading

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More on Statistical Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia and / or MCI (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary Analysis of data from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study has confirmed the widely reported association between hearing impairment and an increased likelihood of developing dementia and / or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Full Text Link (Note: This article requires … Continue reading

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Diet Drinks Triple Risk of Stroke and Dementia? (NHS Choices / Stroke / BBC Health News / NHS England)

Summary Recently published evidence indicates that consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated statistically with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, but these alleged links are not overwhelmingly convincing or concerning. An NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical … Continue reading

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Varying Extent of Physical Inactivity Across the UK (BBC News / BHF)

Summary Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that over 20 million adults in the UK can be classified as physically inactive. This is likely to increase the risk of heart disease and is estimated to cost the NHS … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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Heading Footballs Associated With Dementia / CTE ? (BBC News / Acta Neuropathologica / NHS Choices)

Summary Further evidence has emerged concerning a potential association between the practice of heading footballs and a heightened risk of long-term brain damage. This research is based on examination of the brains of small numbers of (mostly) professional footballers who … Continue reading

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