The leader of the study looking at the risk of dementia among footballers says the funding from the Football Association and Professional Footballers’ Association to date has not covered the cost of the research, and is “a drop in the ocean” compared to what will be needed to get a deeper understanding of the issue.
Heading in football should be reduced in the professional game, not just in the under-12s, according to the leader of an influential study which found an increased risk of brain disease among footballers.
The Scottish Football Association is said to be set to announce a ban for Under-12s from heading the ball during training because of the links between football and dementia.
Campaigners have welcomed the Scottish Football Association’s move towards a ban on heading in the under-12s game.
The Scottish Football Association’s move towards a ban on heading in the under-12s game are a “positive step” according to campaigner Dawn Astle, who hopes other governing bodies follow its lead.
Children could be banned from heading the ball in Scotland due to links between football and dementia, it was reported today.
One of England’s top doctors says community schemes run by professional football clubs for people with dementia will help extend and improve lives.
A group of students will put their best foot forward in aid of a dementia charity.
Reruns of Christmas classics such as The Snowman and It’s A Wonderful Life could help the memories of people with dementia, according to the NHS.
Obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life for women, but poor diet and lack of exercise are not, new research suggests.
Scientists are hoping a new tool may help provide dementia patients with a clearer picture on life expectancy, allowing their families and doctors to plan the necessary care.
Focused ultrasound may offer a new hope for Alzheimer’s disease treatment, research suggests.
Older people with diabetes and memory problems would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors, a study suggests.
Referees’ chief Mike Riley is set to argue the case for continuing to use pitchside monitors sparingly when he makes a VAR presentation to Premier League chairmen on Thursday.
Children under the age of 11 should avoid heading the ball, according to new advice for clubs from the Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA).
The Premier League is looking into whether academy players of a certain age should be banned from heading a football and have emailed all 20 clubs in the wake of a recent study into the link between the sport and dementia.
Aberdeen Art Gallery will be one of the city’s most accessible buildings when it reopens next month.
A new care home in Aberdeen will help prevent bed-blocking at a nearby hospital if plans are approved, according to the site’s developer.
John Middleton led a walk for Alzheimer’s two years after his Emmerdale character, who had been diagnosed with dementia, died.
Watching re-runs of classic rugby matches could prove a tonic for older people, NHS England’s director for dementia has said.
The way someone walks could be used to identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, researchers have revealed.
Samuel L Jackson has called for support to end Alzheimer’s disease, the “cruel” condition that ravaged his family.
Dame Barbara Windsor has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “sort out” dementia care as she prepares to make a rare public appearance – delivering an open letter to 10 Downing Street.
Alan Titchmarsh said gardening can help people living with Alzheimer’s after he featured one of the youngest people in the country to be diagnosed with dementia on his show.
Although the couple were married 12 years ago, Bill’s dementia means he cannot remember the relationship or even his wife’s name.
Two new toolkits to support ethnic minority communities in Aberdeen have been launched.
Intensive blood pressure control may be the key to brain health in later life, scientists say.
Middle-aged adults with healthy hearts have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, a study suggests.
Being socially active in your fifties and sixties lowers your risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research.
Nile Rodgers has signed up to help bring music to people suffering from dementia after witnessing how it “transformed” his mother.