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.

Dementia sufferer, 90, rushed to hospital left waiting on a trolley in a corridor for five hours

Dementia sufferer, 90, taken to hospital and 'left waiting on a trolley in a corridor for FIVE HOURS with 25 other patients' Pam Bailey taken to A&E while suffering from water infection and vomitingArrived at Portsmouth hospital where she was put on trolley for five hoursSeen by a doctor and then 'waited another four hours to be taken to ward'Former Women's Royal Naval Servicewoman said incident left her shakenBailey: 'Wait has cut years off my life and I'd like hospital to say “sorry” By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 21 February 2013 Traumatic: Pam Bailey, of Fareham, Hampshire, was taken to A&E in an ambulance while suffering from a water infection, vomiting and dehydration A 90-year-old dementia sufferer was left waiting on a trolley in a hospital corridor for a shocking five hours, it was alleged today.

David Cameron backs friends and families test to act as "flashing light" to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing

Cameron backs friends and families test to act as 'flashing light' to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing Patients to be asked if they would recommend NHS service to loved onesNurses told to carry out hourly rounds of wardsNew 'dementia champions' with 1 in 4 patients suffering from disease ‘Games Makers’.

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.

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed

Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Brain impairment caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's makes falling over and suffering breaks more likely Doctors are using broken wrists to diagnose dementia in elderly patients.

The pacemaker implanted in the brain that can prevent Alzheimer"s patients losing their memory

The 'pacemaker' implanted in the brain to prevent Alzheimer's patients losing their memory Device already used in people with Parkinson’s disease as possible means reversing cognitive declineEarly trials show the device appears to keep brain neurons activeHigh hopes will be viable alternative to drug treatments By Chris Murphy PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 5 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 5 December 2012 A ‘pacemaker’ has been implanted in to the brain of an Alzheimer's patient in a bid to reduce memory loss.

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal.

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory Smoking is known to be highly damaging to physical health, being a major factor in cancer and heart disease.

Forget brain training gadgets – just writing a letter or reading a newspaper is enough to keep your mind active into old age

Forget brain training gadgets – just writing a letter or reading a newspaper is enough to keep your mind active into old age The simple activities all helped stave off memory lossThose who also played chess, watched a play, or regularly visited the library had 'younger brains' PUBLISHED: 18:10 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 26 November 2012 Researchers say that mental activities including writing letters all contribute to the health of the brain They have seen a surge in popularity of late, marketed as an entertaining workout for the grey matter, and credited with helping to reverse memory loss.

Drinking a litre a day of mineral water "can prevent onset of Alzheimer"s" by flushing out aluminium

Drinking a litre of mineral water every day 'can prevent Alzheimer's memory loss' Silicon-rich mineral water can help remove aluminium which is linked to dementia | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 12 October 2012 Drinking a litre of mineral water every day can prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer's sufferers by removing aluminium from their bodies, a study found yesterday.