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The Expectation Effect by David Robson review – mind-changing science
From exercise to old age, the latest research shows that what we believe can have some very concrete consequences

Oliver Burkeman

06, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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My mum has Alzheimer’s. How do I stop her ‘helping’ around the house? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
The stress of reversing roles with a parent has a huge psychological impact on both of you. It’s feelings that matter here

Annalisa Barbieri

31, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
US scientists say users of sildenafil – the generic name for Viagra – are 69% less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-users

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Dec, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Tea and coffee may be linked to lower risk of stroke and dementia – study
Research looking at 365,000 people aged 50-74 finds moderate consumption could have health benefits

Andrew Gregory Health editor

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘I would want to plan’: readers on whether they would be tested to predict dementia
A test that could predict your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to be used in parts of the NHS. Readers share their reasons why they would take it or not

David Batty and Jane Clinton

29, Oct, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Sleep affluence: why too much shut-eye can be bad for your health
A new study re-emphasises the fact that oversleeping can be harmful for us – and especially for older people

27, Oct, 2021 @3:36 PM

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A Rorschach test for rugby: contrasting conclusions from new dementia study | Andy Bull
The new BRAIN study feels like a sort of Rorschach test. Even two of the groups who collaborated disagree about what it means for the sport

Andy Bull

20, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Inadequate’ Blackburn care home put into special measures
Inspectors who visited Longfield residential home found dementia patients living in ‘undignified’ and dirty conditions

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Oct, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Ultrasound trial offers hope for brain cancer patients
New technique temporarily allows drugs to cross blood brain barrier to treat tumours

Linda Geddes

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Labour would double dementia research spending, shadow health secretary to say
Jonathan Ashworth to commit party to increasing investment in research from £80m to £160m a year

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

27, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Transport noise linked to increased risk of dementia, study finds
Large survey involving two million adults found links between road and rail traffic and Alzheimer’s in particular

Andrew Gregory Health editor

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: The Father and other films about dementia
Florian Zeller’s heart-rending film The Father is the latest in a spate of recent works tackling the condition and its effects on the family

Guy Lodge

28, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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