Tag Archives: Dementia

People taking antidepressants after the age of 50 are ‘THREE TIMES more likely to get dementia’

People taking antidepressants after the age of 50 are ‘THREE TIMES more likely to get dementia because they may cause nerve damage’ Experts found the rate of dementia was 3.4 times higher in antidepressant users They suggested the impact of the pills on a patient’s brain may be to blame But a researcher said depression… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »