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Patients with Parkinson’s die two years before healthy peers

Patients with Parkinson’s die two years before healthy peers | Health24

Investigators looked at the survival rates of people with certain degenerative brain diseases.

Being thin doesn't increase your Alzheimer's risk

Being thin doesn't increase your Alzheimer's risk | Health24

Danish researchers found that gene variants tied to low BMI were not associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

20 percent of Alzheimer's cases may be misdiagnosed

20 percent of Alzheimer's cases may be misdiagnosed | Health24

A correct diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is essential because some drugs can delay its progress and help preserve quality of life, experts say.

Dementia risks may be predicted

Dementia risks may be predicted

A new computer-based test might be able to predict a person's risk for dementia, just by analysing the information family doctors gather during routine visits.

Widow who can smell Parkinson's prompts new research

Abnormal birth weight may cause problems later in life | www.health24.com

Abnormal birth weight may cause problems later in life

Researchers concluded that children who were too small or too large at birth had worse hearing, vision, and thinking and memory skills by the time they reached middle-age.

Urgent action needed to prevent an African dementia crisis |www.health24.com

Urgent action needed to prevent an African dementia crisis

South Africa and other African countries need to urgently address their approach to nutrition, exercise and mental health to minimise the looming risk of widespread dementia.

Arc pen improves Parkinson's sufferers' writing skills |www.health24.com

ARC pen improves Parkinson's sufferers' writing skills

A group of college students might have found a solution to the handwriting problems of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Seeds of Alzheimer's may spread through medical procedures |www.health24.com

Seeds of Alzheimer's may spread through medical procedures

Evidence suggests that one of the hallmark proteins of Alzheimer's could be passed on through medical procedures.