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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in Alzheimer's disease

Introduction

(17/10/2014)

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain functions, affecting your memory and the way you behave.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease progress slowly over several years. They are often similar to those of other conditions and may initially be put down to old age.

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Causes of Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

Alzheimer's disease is caused by parts of the brain wasting away (atrophy), which damages the structure of the brain and how it works.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

See your GP if you are worried about your memory or think you may have dementia.

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Treating Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but treatments are available to help delay the condition's development.

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Preventing Alzheimer's disease

(06/01/2015)

As the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is still unknown, there is no way to prevent the condition.

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'His behaviour began to be a bit odd at times'

(16/04/2014)

Stan Lintern has had Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. He is cared for by his wife Denise, who helped to set up the Maidstone branch of the Alzheimer's Society.

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