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Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:09

Over-90s defying mental decline

Over-90s defying mental decline

Old people are defying expectations

Today's 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age with better mental performance than ever before, Danish research suggests.

People born in 1915 scored higher in cognitive... Read More »

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Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:41

NHS 'heading for £30bn funding gap'

NHS 'heading for £30bn funding gap'

The NHS in England needs to take urgent decisions about reorganising hospital and GP care to avoid a growing funding gap, according to its leaders.

In a report, NHS England warns that by 2020-21 the gap... Read More »

Tags: News, Nhs

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:19

Robots to help people with dementia in Western Isles

Robots to help people with dementia in Western Isles

NHS Western Isles is putting robots into the homes of people with dementia as part of a pilot scheme to help them to continue to live independently.

A relative or carer - potentially hundreds of miles away... Read More »

Tags: Dementia, News

Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:12

Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay'

Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay'

Keeping mentally active by reading books or writing letters helps protect the brain in old age, a study suggests.

A lifetime of mental challenges leads to slower cognitive decline after factoring out dementia's... Read More »

Tags: Dementia, News