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Medical News Today: Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk

Could taking good care of gums and teeth also help to protect the brain? A recent study has added to growing evidence of a link between severe gum disease, or periodontitis, and a raised risk of dementia. New research suggests that keeping your gums healthy may prevent dementia. Using data from an extensive national health… Read More »

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Dementia: How to make your home dementia friendly and provide comfortable care

Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025. The condition is associated with an ongoing decline of brain function, which can cause problems with memory, thinking speed, mental sharpness, language, understanding, mood, judgement and movement. “Living with dementia can be challenging. Even the simplest task… Read More »

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Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

Dementia Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia Diet tested on mice proves more beneficial in some cases than restricting calories A new study that found a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet led to improved brain health in mice has sparked hopes carbohydrates could help ward off dementia. Researchers at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre fed… Read More »

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