Tag Archives: Memory Problems

Memory Lapses and Risk of Stroke (BBC News / Stroke)

Summary People with a university education and who experience memory problems could be at higher risk of a stroke, according to epidemiological research performed at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Full Text Link Reference Memory lapses in well-educated may signal stroke risk. … Continue reading

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Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … Continue reading

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Blood Type (AB) Association With Memory Problems? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary US research suggests a possible link between the rare AB blood type, which occurs in 4% of the population, and memory problems in later life. People with blood group AB and those with higher factor VIII (FVIII), appear more … Continue reading

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Problem Drinking Doubles the Risk of Memory Problems in Later Life (BBC News / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary People with a history of problem drinking in middle age have double the risk of developing severe memory impairment in later life. Full Text Link Reference Briggs, H. (2014). Middle-aged drinking ‘impairs memory’. London: BBC Health News, July 30th … Continue reading

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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Raising Via Social Media (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary Facebook users can experience a simulation of the subjective effects of living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK have produced their FaceDementia app which has been designed to modify users’ personal Facebook pages (safely and without long-term damage to the … Continue reading

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Guide for Customer-Facing Staff on Helping People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Small actions can make a real difference when serving customers with dementia. This booklet from the Alzheimer’s Society provides guidance for staff employed in customer service roles on how to support people with dementia encountered in their work. This … Continue reading

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Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) for Community Cognitive Screening? (NHS Choices / Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)

Summary A US study involving 1,047 people over the age of 50 assessed the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) test as a potential screening tool for mental decline. It was found that this simple and inexpensive pencil and paper test could … Continue reading

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Three Patient Information Leaflets from Parkinson’s UK (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Three further briefings, tailored specifically to the information needs of patients, families and carers, have been produced by the charity Parkinson’s UK. Mild Memory Problems This briefing offers insights into the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and offers practical … Continue reading

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