Tag Archives: Risk of Developing Dementia

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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Spouses of Dementia Sufferers are More Likely to Develop Dementia

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2010]. Abstract Caring for a spouse with dementia appears to be associated with an increase in the care giver’s risk of developing dementia. Over 1221 married … Continue reading

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Depression in Older People Associated with Higher Risk of Developing Dementia

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 4 November 2010]. Abstract Depression appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older people. Almost 1000 older adults (average age 79 years; 63.6% women) were included … Continue reading

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