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Posted on 25 May

Dementia research and myth busting at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show

Dementia experts from Alzheimer’s Research UK will take to the stage at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show at London Olympia to share the latest news and developments from the charity and the wider world of dementia research. Following months of exciting announcements and developments in dementia research and major projects, Alzheimer’s Research UK is delighted to […]

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Posted on 24 May

Jo Stevens MP visits Cardiff University to see pioneering dementia research

Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, has discovered how Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cardiff University are leading the fight against dementia, after she visited a lab at the University on Friday 20 May. The visit allowed Ms Stevens to witness projects at Cardiff University investigating the impact of ageing, gender and genetics on Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Posted on 23 May

Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells linked to higher Alzheimer’s risk in men

A new study involving over 3,200 people has found that older men with a loss of the Y chromosome in some blood cells may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published on Tuesday 24 May in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The Y chromosome is usually recognised for its role […]

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Posted on 18 May

Study links high blood pressure and risk of dementia

Researchers analysing the health records of over 4 million people in the UK have confirmed a previously-reported link between high blood pressure and the risk of vascular dementia– the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published today (Wednesday) in the journal Stroke. Vascular dementia is caused by a reduction […]

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Posted on 18 May

Inspiring cyclist living with Alzheimer’s encourages people to ride for dementia research

A 40-year-old man from Oxfordshire is inviting people to take part in the Tour of Cambridgeshire for Alzheimer’s Research UK, having recently completed an impressive cycling challenge of his own while living with dementia. Father-of-three Chris Graham was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010 at the age of just 34. The disease claimed the life […]

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Posted on 18 May

Charity funding boost helps Bradford scientists focus in on Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Bradford are now able to buy a state-of-the-art imaging system to study nerve cells in real time thanks to a £27k funding award from the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. The system will allow scientists across the region to study the behaviour of living nerve cells, with […]

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Posted on 18 May

ScotRail Alliance and Alzheimer’s Research UK announce new charity partnership

Today the ScotRail Alliance launched its corporate charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK – the country’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia. To reinforce the charity’s powerful ‘#sharetheorange’ campaign – designed to challenge misconceptions around dementia – ScotRail employees and volunteers were in Edinburgh Waverley this morning, handing out fresh oranges and information leaflets […]

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Posted on 17 May

South Wales Wilko staff give £86,000 boost to Alzheimer’s Research UK

Team members at Wilko stores in South Wales are celebrating after raising over £86,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in two years. The dedicated team members from stores in Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Llanelli, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend, raised the sum through a variety of events in support of the UK’s leading dementia research charity. […]

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Posted on 17 May

Dementia experts invite public to free event in Lisburn

Dementia experts from a range of backgrounds will come together on Monday 23 May to hold a free public meeting about dementia. The event will focus on current research, care practices and the impact dementia can have on individuals and families. The meeting is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Northern Ireland Network, […]

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Posted on 17 May

Loughborough researchers to hold information day this Dementia Awareness Week

Loughborough University is holding a free public meeting on Saturday 21 May to discuss the latest dementia research findings and boost public understanding of the condition. The free event, which will involve short talks and workshops, comes during Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May), a national initiative to highlight the impact of dementia and challenge misconceptions […]

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