Monthly Archives: February 2013

60 per cent of carers felt guilty about sending relatives into a care home

Majority of carers feel guilty about putting relatives in care homes

Written byMARK MCKAY

MORE than half of carers feel guilty about putting loved ones into care, according to a shock new study.Research by disabled charity Vitalise, said 60 per cent of carers felt guilty about sending disabled, frail or elderly relatives into a care home.

The study comes just days after the Alzheimer’s Society revealed only four out of ten said relatives with dementia had a good quality of life while in care.

28th February is Rare Disease Day

February 28, 2013 marks the sixth international Rare Disease Day

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February 28, 2013 marks the sixth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS and organised with rare disease national alliances in 24 European countries.

Keeping fit in mid life may prevent dementia

Does midlife fitness decrease risk of dementia?

By Dan Schenek
updated 11:09 PM EST, Wed February 27, 2013
  • Nearly 20,000 patients in their 40s and 50s used for the study
  • The highest 20 percent in the midlife study had a 36 percent reduced risk of dementia

A new study reports that physical fitness may decrease an individual’s risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

Nearly 20,000 patients at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas in their 40s and 50s were used for the study. Medicare records helped researchers follow the subjects for an average of 24 years. The patient’s fitness levels were determined by using a treadmill exercise test.

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