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April 10, 2018

Brain’s ‘musical memory’ can escape the ravages of Alzheimer’s

It is a cold morning in a church hall in Croydon, south London, and Peter Edwards is warming up his singers with some call-and-response exercises. But this is no ordinary choir: the participants are dementia sufferers, enjoying a final session […]
April 10, 2018
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Poor education and obesity are risk factors for dementia

At first sight the global growth in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia looks terrifying. The World Health Organisation’s latest estimates, released in December, put the total number of people with dementia at 50m today — and that is […]
March 7, 2018
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International and national geriatric demographics

Launched in 2009, ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. It ran for a 44-month period and involved 20 partners from EU member states. This project principally concerns the future of long-term care for […]