Researchers have found that high levels of Ceramide, a fatty compound found in the blood, can lead to an increased risk of dementia.
A study found that those with the highest levels were 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those with the lowest.
Out of 99 women initially tested in their 70's and monitored over a nine-year period, 27 developed dementia with those with higher levels of ceramide being 10 times more likely to develop dementia than those with the lowest levels.
The outgoing head of the CQC, Cynthia Bower has admitted that she could have handles some things differently during her tenure as head of the CQC.
Amongst those things which she feels were real achievements include regulating new providers quicker and returning to annual inspections of care homes.
Having had a brief browse on the CQC website and inputting the random postcode of SL9, there were, on page one, 2 care homes which were registered on 1st October 2010 but which are yet to be inspected by July 2012.
So, to make it clear, these new care services, or re-registered services have been up and running for the last 18 months without a CQC inspector ever having been inside the doors.
Good job Cynthia Bower.