Tag Archives: Down’s Syndrome

Public Awareness of the Risk Factors for Dementia (PHE / NatCen / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) has identified patchy levels of awareness concerning the “known” dementia risk factors. Most British people, it appears, are able to identify at least one risk factor for increased risk of developing … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes (NHS Choices)

Summary As the cerebral cortex atrophies, clumps of protein known as “plaques” and “tangles” form in the brain. These plaques and tangles destroy more brain cells, making the condition worse. Neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry nerve impulses within the brain) are also affected. This NHS Choices … Continue reading

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