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Brain Cell Death Resulting From Sleep Deprivation? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary There is some evidence to indicate that prolonged lack of sleep in mice may result in 25% permanent loss of certain brain cells. Full Text Link Reference Briggs, H. (2014). Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study … Continue reading

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Tips for Improving Your Health When Living With Dementia (Guest Post: Emily Bradbury, Superdream)

According to recent statistics, one in three people who live to 65 will have some form of dementia before we die. Perhaps even more shockingly, these Design Council statistics also show that a million people in the UK will be … Continue reading

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More Sleep to Avoid Memory Loss? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary A further critical appraisal of a dementia-related topic appearing in the news has been issued by the NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” team. Age-related shrinking in the prefrontal cortex is associated with impairment in the ability of older adults … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia: Best Practice Guide (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This “Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide” booklet, has been published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), … Continue reading

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Models of Dementia Care (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2010)

Abstract The 2010 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2009 – September 2010. This section of the AEU looks at important new evidence from … Continue reading

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