Outrunning the Risk of Dementia

Even if dementia runs in your family, smart lifestyle changes can help you improve your chances of staying ahead of it. Published: December, 2019 Havard Health There are many things you can change about your life, but unfortunately, your genes are not among them. For...

Risk Factors for Dementia

The Lancet has published the results of research into the modifiable (and non-modifiable) risk factors for dementia. Most of us won’t develop dementia (70,000 people diagnosed in New Zealand from a population of 5 million). And to make the percentage even lower,...
WHO – Vitamins won’t stop dementia.

WHO – Vitamins won’t stop dementia.

But a healthy lifestyle might.       Vitamins and supplements won’t help stave off dementia, but a healthy lifestyle might, suggest new guidelines released May 19, 2019, by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO warns that the number of new...
Helen asks: What can I do to prevent Alzheimer’s?

Helen asks: What can I do to prevent Alzheimer’s?

Helen was exhausted. Her ageing father had again been up and around the house most of the night ‘looking for something’ and then not being able to find his bedroom again. His Alzheimer’s symptoms were worsening and she knew the day was coming when he would need to go...
Dementia: Can It Be Prevented?

Dementia: Can It Be Prevented?

This is exciting news for all of us!   Is it possible to prevent dementia? In 30% of cases, YES! This is the finding of the cohort study carried out by BBHI (Barcelona Brain Health Initiative).   They identified several modifiable risk factors that we can...
Dr Doug Wilson talks about Dementia.

Dr Doug Wilson talks about Dementia.

Did you hear the Dementia interview with Kim Hill and Dr Doug Wilson?  If not, you will find this interview an excellent coverage of the latest insights into dementia. At the age of 70, Wilson, who is dyslexic, began a new career as an author. After writing nine books...