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Posted on 21 Jun

Antibodies designed by computers target Alzheimer’s protein

Science Advances: Selective targeting of primary and secondary nucleation pathways in Aβ42 aggregation using a rational antibody scanning method Researchers from the University of Cambridge have employed a new strategy for the design and creation of antibodies against the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid. Their early findings in worms called nematodes, show that the antibodies could […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Extra-virgin olive oil found to be beneficial for mice with features of Alzheimer’s

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology: Extra-virgin olive oil ameliorates cognition and neuropathology of the 3xTg mice: role of autophagy A new study from researchers in the US and Italy has looked at the effects of a diet enriched in extra-virgin olive oil on mice with features of Alzheimer’s, finding that it reduced levels of […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Former Brookside star invites people of Merseyside and beyond to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK fundraising ride

An actress and fitness instructor from Waterloo is inviting the people of Merseyside and beyond to join her on a fundraising cycle ride for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Paula Muldoon, 47, is putting on the 30-mile challenge called the Braveheart Foundation Cycle, from Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre to Southport Pier and back at 8am on Sunday […]

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Posted on 20 Jun

Leading charity calls for government to confirm plans for dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has called for the new government to renew its commitment to funding research into the condition. The charity’s call comes amid speculation that the Great Repeal Bill – aimed at ensuring EU law will no longer apply in the UK after Brexit – could see other […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Charity supporters speak of heartbreaking experience of dementia at Alzheimer’s Show at EventCity

A singer-songwriter, actress and dementia nurse will all talk of how the condition has impacted their lives and how they use their experience to help others at the Alzheimer’s Show in Manchester this week (June 23 and 24). Singer-songwriter Rupert Stroud was recognised as a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK for his work to raise […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Oxford volunteers needed to help power fight against dementia

Fundraisers in the Oxford 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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Posted on 19 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Leading dementia researcher knighted in Queen’s Birthday honours

Leading dementia researcher, Prof Simon Lovestone, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. The award recognises Prof Lovestone’s contribution to dementia research in a career that has spanned over 30 years. Prof Lovestone is Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford where he leads research into methods of detecting […]

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Posted on 17 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Daughter documents hero dad’s Alzheimer’s journey on Instagram with funny and heartwarming posts

Doting daughter Mariel Kirton uses Instagram to tackle the stigma of dementia by documenting precious moments from her dad’s life. The 21-year-old’s life was turned upside down when her dad Ray was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, aged only 52. However rather than dwell on the difficult times she chose to share her dad’s bravery and […]

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