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Posted on 28 Jul

Cambs charity receives grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

Cambridgeshire-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a boost of $5,000 (equivalent to £3,200) from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation (MDRT) in America. This grant has been awarded thanks to Simon Gibson, a Champion supporter of the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Simon presented the cheque to Miranda Johnson, Head of Corporate and Community […]

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Posted on 24 Jul

Gateshead teacher saddles up for 100 mile challenge for dementia research

Teacher Rob Aspden, from Gateshead, is gearing up to tackle a 100-mile cycle challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Rob will join thousands of riders from across the country when he takes part in the annual RideLondon-Surrey 100 on 2 August, spurred on by thoughts of his grandfather, […]

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Posted on 23 Jul

Exercise leads to benefit in people with existing memory and thinking problems – headlines from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

A number of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, showed that regular supervised exercise sessions could help to improve symptoms in people with memory problems and dementia. Possible benefits of regular exercise to people with Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at the Danish Dementia Research Centre in Denmark worked with 200 people with Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

Two treatments show promise for symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease – headlines from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Clinical trial results for two potential symptomatic Alzheimer’s treatments suggest that the drugs may be able to improve memory and thinking, or symptoms of agitation and aggression. The results are due to be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015 on Wednesday 22 July. Phase 2b results for RVT-101 – a symptomatic treatment […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

Cambridge cyclist to endure sponsored leg wax for Alzheimer’s Research UK

James Hems, from Cambridge, is gearing up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2 August and will boost his fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK further by taking part in a sponsored leg wax before the event. The Process Manager at Cambridge Assessment has already raised over £1,000 for the Great Abington-based charity and hopes […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

New treatments on the horizon for Alzheimer’s disease – headlines from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015

Researchers from across the world are gathering in Washington DC for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015. Today saw announcements from clinical trials with potential new Alzheimer’s treatments. Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It’s encouraging to see more treatments making it through to clinical trials in people with Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

Further evidence that solanezumab slows mild Alzheimer’s disease

Results of a phase 3 trial of Alzheimer’s drug solanezumab are to be presented today (22 July) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015. The trial, which followed 1,322 people with mild Alzheimer’s disease, showed that the drug was able to slow the decline in memory and thinking skills over time, and suggest that the […]

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Posted on 21 Jul

New findings link lifestyle to memory problems

Researchers in the US have announced new findings which highlight factors that could affect the risk of memory problems as we age. The investigators analysed data from the Einstein Aging Study, a project which has monitored the memory and thinking ability of older people living in a particular borough of New York since the 1980s. […]

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Posted on 20 Jul

Essex fundraiser cycles 90km a day for 90 days for Alzheimer’s Research UK

On Saturday, (18 July) Helen German, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, completed an epic cycling challenge to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The health club receptionist has cycled 90km a day for the past 90 days in honour of her nan, Phyllis, who has vascular dementia. The 29 year old began her challenge on Friday 17 […]

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Posted on 20 Jul

Childhood school performance and type I diabetes identified as risk factors for dementia – headlines from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015

Research presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 today suggests that loneliness, watching TV, diabetes and school performance could all affect cognitive performance during life. Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We know that in the majority of cases, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are caused by a complex mix of age, genetic and […]

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