Dementia victims "have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff"

Dementia victims 'have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff' Charities have described the situation for dementia sufferers as ‘scandalous’ Dementia patients are twice as likely to die in hospital than other patients The Government has pledged 50 million to improve dementia care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:11 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 12 March 2013 Hospitals are failing to properly care for dementia sufferers who are twice as likely to die in them than all other patients, a damning report reveals.

The battle against Alzheimer"s starts at school age: Research pinpoints three key stages that help keep disease at bay

The battle against Alzheimer's starts at school age: Research pinpoints three key stages that help keep disease at bay A person's education, their working life, and their social life in later years all play a role in keeping the mind sharper for longerPeople who were more mentally active found to have a lower risk of developing memory problems in old age, according to study | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 13 December 2012 It is often dismissed as a disease of old age.

Glass of red wine a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

Drinking a large glass of red wine every day ‘can cut bowel cancer risk’ Resveratrol, found in the skins of red grapes, has been known to have cancer-fighting qualities but scientists didn't know how much was neededTests have revealed that a dose equivalent to five milligrams halved the growth of bowel tumours | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 5 December 2012 Health benefits: Drinking a large glass of red wine every day could help prevent bowel cancer say researchers Drinking a large glass of red wine every day could help prevent bowel cancer, researchers claim.

Build up of "tangles" in the brain increases risk of dementia more than having the Alzheimer"s gene

Build-up of 'tangles' in the brain increases risk of dementia more than having the Alzheimer's gene Those with greatest number of 'plaques' or 'tangles' saw memory decrease by a fifth over 18 monthsPlaques can appear years before obvious symptoms such as forgetfulness | UPDATED: 19:19 GMT, 15 October 2012 A build up of plaque in the brain may be more harmful than having the Alzheimer’s gene, a study has found.

It"s the news Popeye"s been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too)

It's the news Popeye's been waiting for: Spinach could help fight off dementia (and carrots and apricots too) Researchers have discovered a link between low vitamin C, beta-carotene levels and dementiaAntioxidant rich fruit and vegetables – such as spinach, carrots and apricots – could help fight dementia | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 12 September 2012 It's welcome news for Popeye.

The secret diary of courage by Alzheimer wife, 39: Husband discovers heartbreaking notes detailing her care wishes – and he"d followed him to the…

The secret diary of courage by Alzheimer wife, 39: Husband discovers heartbreaking notes detailing her care wishes – and he'd followed him to the letter Steve Boryszczuk realised he'd followed his wife Michelle's wishes when he moved her into a specialist care homeShe was diagnosed with the disease aged just 39 and is now bed-bound and needs round-the-clock care She had spent eight years writing detailed notes about how she wanted to be looked after which her husband has just discovered | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 3 September 2012 After watching his young wife succumb to the ravages of Alzheimer's, Steve Boryszczuk faced the heart-rending decision so many carers have had to confront – whether or not to place their loved one in a care home.

Devoted husband discovers wifes heartbreaking letters revealing her wishes for care after onset of Alzheimers

Husband of Alzheimer's sufferer discovers heartbreaking notes detailing wife's care wishes – and he'd followed them to the letterSteve Boryszczuk realised he'd followed his wife Michelle's wishes to the letter when he moved her into a specialist care homeShe was diagnosed with the disease aged just 39 and is now bed-bound and needs round-the-clock care She had spent eight years writing detailed notes about how she wanted to be looked after which her husband has just discovered | UPDATED: 15:24 GMT, 3 September 2012 A devoted husband who ‘lost’ his wife to early-onset dementia has discovered detailed diaries written before she became one of Britain’s youngest ever Alzheimer’s sufferers detailing how she wanted to be cared for.