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May 7, 2018
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7 Life secrets of Centenarians

Will we still be having fun when we reach 100? A chorus of active centenarians answers a resounding, “Yes!”   Margaret Dunning, 102, is a self-made businesswoman and philanthropist who learned to drive on her father’s Model T at age […]
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 […]