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Posted on 07 Dec

LED light therapy reduces hallmark Alzheimer’s protein in mice

Nature: Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia A study by researchers in the US has found that shining a flickering LED light at mice reduces the levels of a key Alzheimer’s protein called amyloid in the visual area of the brain. The research is published on 7 December in the journal Nature. […]

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Posted on 07 Dec

Rotary club raises £23,000 for dementia research in member’s memory

Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club has raised over £23,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK after losing one of its members to dementia. The club collected over £2,500 with a duck race in September, which saw more than 2,000 rubber ducks taking part. However, when the club came to present the cheque in November, they surprised the charity […]

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Posted on 06 Dec

Alzheimer’s Research UK is named BIA Charity of the Year for 2017

The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) is pleased to announce Alzheimer’s Research UK as its Charity of the Year for 2017. The partnership will work together to raise the profile of research and development for dementia in the UK and help to raise money for the charity at the BIA’s annual Gala Dinner in January. The […]

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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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