Home > Medical > Alzheimer's > News News All sections in Alzheimer's » Dementia » FAQs » Health Tips » Looking After Your Loved One » Medico-legal Aspects » Memory Techniques » Memory Tests » Alzheimer's News » Other Dementing Illnesses » Real-life Story » Support Groups » Symptoms and Signs » The Difference » Alzheimer's Treatment Widow who can smell Parkinson's prompts new research A Scottish widow told researchers that she had noticed a change in the odour of her late husband, Les, years before he developed symptoms of Parkinson's. Former brain-eating Papua tribe offers clues on deadly diseases Research involving a former brain-eating tribe from Papua New Guinea is helping scientists better understand mad cow disease and offer insights into Parkinson's and dementia. Abnormal birth weight may cause problems later in life Researchers concluded that children who were too small or too large at birth had worse hearing, vision, and thinking and memory skills by the time they reached middle-age. Quiz Social independence test » Ask Anti-ageing expert » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Seth Rogen: Alzheimer's is brutal African health in focus Urgent action needed to prevent an African dementia crisis South Africa and other African countries need to urgently address their approach to nutrition, exercise and mental health to minimise the looming risk of widespread dementia. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people?