Risk Factors for Dementia

The Lancet has published the results of research into the modifiable (and non-modifiable) risk factors for dementia. Most of us won’t develop dementia (70,000 people diagnosed in New Zealand from a population of 5 million). And to make the percentage even lower,...
WHO – Vitamins won’t stop dementia.

WHO – Vitamins won’t stop dementia.

But a healthy lifestyle might.       Vitamins and supplements won’t help stave off dementia, but a healthy lifestyle might, suggest new guidelines released May 19, 2019, by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO warns that the number of new...
Dementia: Can It Be Prevented?

Dementia: Can It Be Prevented?

This is exciting news for all of us!   Is it possible to prevent dementia? In 30% of cases, YES! This is the finding of the cohort study carried out by BBHI (Barcelona Brain Health Initiative).   They identified several modifiable risk factors that we can...
Dr Doug Wilson talks about Dementia.

Dr Doug Wilson talks about Dementia.

Did you hear the Dementia interview with Kim Hill and Dr Doug Wilson?  If not, you will find this interview an excellent coverage of the latest insights into dementia. At the age of 70, Wilson, who is dyslexic, began a new career as an author. After writing nine books...
Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

In 2016, the oldest of the baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, turned 70 years old.  Until the financial crisis, there had never been a better time in history to be 70. Boomers as a generation are more wealthy, living more interesting lives and...
Take the Brain Tour.

Take the Brain Tour.

From the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) This Brain Tour examines the key functions of the brain then the slide sequence moves into how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. (Note: Alzheimer’s disease is one of the pathways to...