Category Archives: Norfolk

Norwich people with a zest for life

 

Norwich people with a zest for life

Shaun Lowthorpe Monday, March 28, 2011
12:48 PM

 Picture of Margaret Hudson, a parachuting grandmother, to go with an EDP Sunday feature about the growing number of older folk who are doing these sky dives for fun or charity

Picture of Margaret Hudson, a parachuting grandmother, to go with an EDP Sunday feature about the growing number of older folk who are doing these sky dives for fun or charity. Photo: Angela Sharpe Copy: Steve Snelling For: EDP Sunday Archant pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

Are you older, but still active? Do you think you have got something to offer, whether it is helping to keep an eye on your neighbours, talking to someone who may be feeling lonely or helping out with somebody’s shopping?

Then Age UK Norwich and Age UK Norfolk wants to hear from you.

Today sees the launch of a new campaign to celebrate age in later life.

Latest University research on dementia and strokes.

Dementia risk is higher in people with both stroke and irregular heartbeat, reveals latest University research
Edited by Andy Porter > editor@wellbeingnorfolk.co.uk
Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia [UEA].

Published in the journal Neurology, the findings show that stroke survivors with an irregular heartbeat – or atrial fibrillation – are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia than stroke survivors without the heart condition.
The researchers analysed 15 studies with more than 45,000 participants and an average age of 72. They compared patients with and without atrial fibrillation, and followed–up to determine which developed dementia over time. Around a quarter of patients with both stroke and atrial fibrillation were subsequently found to have developed dementia.

Norwich Tesco gives support to dementia charity

Norwich Tesco gives support to dementia charity

By KIM BRISCOE, Health correspondent Wednesday, March 9, 2011
2:28 PM

Tesco has announced it will be helping to raise funds and awareness for people with dementia.

In 2021, almost 11,300 people will be living in Norfolk with dementia that has gone undiagnosed. Now a new partnership between Tesco and the Alzheimer’s Society aims to raise £5m for people with dementia and to help to raise diagnosis levels from just 34pc.

The Tesco Charity of the Year partnership will fund research, support professionals to help those living with the condition, and a dementia community roadshow to visit Norfolk on its tour around the UK.

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