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Fish oil may benefit alcohol abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia.

Could an eye test detect Alzheimer's? Simple check could help early diagnosis

The research comes as a separate study suggests the loss of your sense of smell could be an early indicator of dementia

Regular eye tests could be used to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's, new research suggests.

Trials of two different techniques show a key Alzheimer's biomarker can be identified in the retina and lens of the eye.

Detecting dementia: the first steps towards dignity

While we are a long way off a cure for dementia, new techniques might help us in the drive to identify it earlier, explains Tania Browne

High blood pressure can help PREVENT dementia in very elderly people

People who develop high blood pressure very late in life may find it has an unexpected benefit -  a lower risk of dementia.

Those with the highest readings were the least likely to have the disease, a study has found.

Any alcohol increases dementia risk, middle aged are warned

Millions of adults will be advised how to reduce the risk of dementia as part of an NHS MOT given from the age of 40

Middle-aged people should be told to cut out alcohol to reduce their risk of dementia as part of new health checks from the age of 40, under new NHS proposals.