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Research

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Deep Brain Stimulation may help reverse Alzheimer’s Brain Damage.

BRAIN shrinkage in people with Alzheimer’s disease can be reversed in some cases – by jolting the degenerating tissue with electrical impulses. Moreover, doing so reduces the cognitive decline associated with the disease, according to research carried out by  Andres Lozano and his team.

“In Alzheimer’s disease it is known that the brain shrinks, particularly the hippocampus,” says Andres Lozano at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. What’s more, brain scans show that the temporal lobe, which contains the hippocampus, and another region called the posterior cingulate use less glucose than normal, suggesting they have shut down. Both regions play an important role in memory. Read more….

Correlation between lower body mass index (BMI) and Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Studies have shown that people who are overweight in middle age are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease decades later than people at normal weight, yet researchers have also found that people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI). A current study examines this relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and BMI. Read more….

Events

The Carers Centre has a selection of events some of which are Christmas orientated:

29th November 2011
Bath Christmas Market

The Carers’ Centre will be at the Christmas Market in Bath, raising awareness and raising funds by selling raw chocolate that is actually good for you! Come… Find out more

30th November 2011
Twos’ Company

Come along together with the person you care for and have a wonderful afternoon out Christmas Shopping at the famous Dobbies Garden Centre. Enjoy browsing or… Find out more

1st December 2011
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. St Michael’s Surgery, Walwyn Close, Twerton, Bath BA2 1ER… Find out more

2nd December 2011
Money Matters Information Session

Marking Carers’ Rights Day 2011, drop for advice on benefits and financial assistance for older carers. Kingsmead Court, Kingsmead North, Bath BA1 1XB.  No booking required. Find out more

2nd December 2011
The Memory Cafe

Information and advice for carers of and people with dementia. Hawthorn Court, Hawthorn Lane, Keynsham BS31 1BE… Find out more

2nd December 2011
Carers For Each Other

An ‘Enchanted Christmas’ evening trip to Westonbirt Arboretum.  … Find out more

 

 

 

 

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