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Posted on 02 Dec

Social engagement is associated with better cognition at age 50

BMC Psychology: Is mid-life social participation associated with cognitive function at age 50? Results from the British National Child Development Study (NCDS) Researchers from the University of Southampton have found that social engagement through community activities is associated with better cognitive function, as measured by tests of memory and thinking, at age 50. The study […]

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Posted on 01 Dec

parkrunners encouraged to ‘Donate Your Time’ for dementia research this Christmas

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is encouraging parkrunners across the country to ‘Donate Your Time’ this Christmas. The fundraising campaign Donate Your Time is being launched as a result of the public’s overwhelming response to the charity’s Christmas advert, Santa Forgot. The animation has taken social media by storm with #SantaForgot […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Swansea welcomes first Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising group

Swansea’s first Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising group launched this month and is welcoming new members from across the region. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, powering world-class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and much-needed treatments for the condition. There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including over […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Lilly Alzheimer’s drug fails to show benefits in final stage clinical trial

Eli Lilly and Company has today announced that their drug solanezumab has failed to meet its primary endpoint of slowing cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The phase III trial, called EXPEDITION 3, was started in 2013 after the same drug failed to meet its primary endpoints in two earlier clinical trials in […]

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Posted on 22 Nov

Running Down Dementia is a huge success for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s latest fundraising campaign Running Down Dementia has proved to be a huge success, raising over £220,000 for vital dementia research. Running Down Dementia challenged participants to run 100km over summer 2016 and raise £100 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity launched the mass participation running event with parkrun, which offers free timed […]

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Posted on 22 Nov

Denise Coates Foundation awards significant grant to dementia research

The Denise Coates Foundation, based in Stoke-on-Trent, has given a generous £172,500 grant to support the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The substantial donation will fund two three-year PhD scholarships at the University of Sheffield, where Denise Coates CBE herself was a student.   The charitable foundation, created and led by the founder of bet365 […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Occupational therapy doesn’t slow loss of function in Alzheimer’s

Annals of Internal Medicine: Targeting Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Trial A study by researchers in the US have found that in-home occupational therapy was not able to slow the decline in day-to-day activity experienced by people with Alzheimer’s. Results from the two-year study are published today (Monday 21 November) in the journal, […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Astex Pharmaceuticals joins Dementia Discovery Fund

Astex Pharmaceuticals has become the newest strategic investor in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The collaborative initiative, designed to speed up the development of new treatments for dementia, launched last year after securing $100m backing from worldwide investors, including the UK Government’s Department of Health, Alzheimer’s Research UK, and several pharmaceutical companies. Today’s announcement sees Astex […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Study shows decline in dementia prevalence in the US

JAMA Internal Medicine: A comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012 New research has suggested that the prevalence of dementia in the United States has declined in the last decade. The study is published on Monday 21 November in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers at the University […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Shropshire volunteers needed to help power fight against dementia

Fundraisers in the Shropshire area are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The charity is looking for volunteers with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness […]

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