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Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia

New evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation, in which the heart has an irregular beat, is linked to an increased risk of dementia. This knowledge, however, also indicates a potential preventive strategy, researchers show. An irregular heartbeat speeds up the rate at which cognitive function deteriorates, but there may be an ... Read More »

Socializing boosts wellbeing in dementia patients: Study

The average person with dementia in a care home experiences just two minutes of social interaction each day. Researchers also showed that out of 170 available training programmes for nursing home staff, only three are evidence-based – none of which improve quality of life. An e-learning programme that trains care ... Read More »