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  • This young designer created a dementia-inspired collection

    [Photo: Bethany Grace] The people who remain firmly in the ‘fashion is frivolous’ camp need look no further than emerging Scottish designer Nadia Pinkney. For her graduate collection, Nadia combined fashion and science in a bid to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s; a disease which both her grandmother and great grandmother had suffered from. “My aim was to design a collection that meant a lot to me. It was emotional at some points,” the designer admits.    

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    Everyone has forgetful moments now and then. But sometimes, these moments seem to happen more often than they should. If forgetfulness becomes chronic, many automatically think: Alzheimers. But science shows there are other reasons people

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    Changing your diet could reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53%, according to a recent study from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. See also: Nine ways to reduce your risk of dementia See also:

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    Most of us find that our brain works a little slower and our memory is a little less reliable as we get older, but there are things you can do to help keep your mind sharp... See also: Nine ways to reduce your risk of dementia See also: Five

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    Older people who weigh less may be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, says a new study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The team arrived at this conclusion after assessing 280

  • Five myths and misconceptions about dementia

    Some 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia and 225,000 people will develop the condition this year. While dementia is becoming increasingly common, there are many myths and misconceptions about the condition. Here's

  • How to be a good friend to someone with Alzheimer's

    People with Alzheimer's disease often experience difficulties communicating, which may cause them to lose confidence or withdraw from social situations. Yet staying in touch with family and friends can be a good way to combat isolation and

  • Nine ways to reduce your risk of dementia

    One in three Britons over the age of 65 will develop dementia, with the risk increasing as you get older (your chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, doubles every five years after 65). See also: Five

  • Is your memory playing up? Here's when to worry (and when not to)

    Do you find yourself forgetting things easily? Perhaps there's a name or word that's on the tip of your tongue, or a phone number that you've known all your life that you can't quite recall? See also: Will this pill cure

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    At last some good news - and just in time for Christmas! Experts have found that drinking three glasses of Champagne a day could prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's. Here's the science bit: apparently there's a compound

  • Six foods for a brain-healthy diet

    Pic: Getty A healthy diet can help to protect you against an array of health problems and long-term conditions, and research has shown that eating the right foods can even reduce your risk of developing dementia in later life. Add these

  • How to spot the signs of dementia

    Dementia can be extremely distressing not just for the sufferer but for their loved ones too. And due to the progressive nature of dementia, spotting the early signs can be difficult, leaving many cases unnoticed at the beginning. Pic: Getty If

  • Brain function decline can start 'as early as age 45'

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