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A keen runner from Cupar has run over 265km to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, after seeing a close friend diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Carolyn Haddow, 53, is taking part in Running Down Dementia, an initiative organised by Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun, which challenges participants to run 100km in their own time and […]
Six universities across the UK have been awarded a total of £4.3m by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to grow and develop the UK’s research base in dementia science. The announcement of the Momentum awards, designed to support the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), have been welcomed by Alzheimer’s Research UK – one of the […]
A trial into the benefits of muscle strengthening exercise and cognitive training has revealed that a programme of resistance exercise can improve cognition in people with early memory and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The benefits were seen up to one year after the supervised sessions had come to an end. The data […]
Accelerated Access Review: Final Report. Review of innovative medicines and medical technologies (2016) A new report published by the government today (24 October), puts forward a number of recommendations aimed at speeding up the process by which the NHS implements newly developed drugs and medical procedures. Dementia appears in the Accelerated Access Review: Final Report […]
A new report launched today (24 October), commissioned by the government, puts forward a number of recommendations aimed at speeding up the process by which the NHS implements newly developed drugs and medical procedures. The Accelerated Access Review Final Report was led by an independent Chair and developed in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. The […]
Two horse riders from Yorkshire are taking part in the My Quest National Dressage Championships this month to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Ruth Snowden and Dave Brackpool placed first and third respectively at the regional finals, earning them a spot in the nationals on 28 October at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Bedfordshire. Unusually, […]
The UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) has today launched the next phase of its Celebrating UK Bioscience campaign to highlight the impact that the UK bioscience industry makes on delivering groundbreaking treatments to patients. Working with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the report highlights some of the innovative efforts underway in the country to develop new treatments for […]
Neurology: Aerobic exercise and vascular cognitive impairment. A randomized controlled trial. A new interventional trial of exercise has shown a small but significant improvement in memory and thinking skills in people with early memory problems due to blood vessel damage in the brain, called vascular cognitive impairment. The results are published on 19 October in […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has been named winner in the Not-for-Profit category of the PRWeek UK Awards for its influential #sharetheorange campaign. The online campaign, which was animated by Aardman and featured actor Christopher Eccleston, was designed to challenge the common misconception that dementia is a natural part of ageing. […]
A team of fundraisers from the Cobham branch of AXA Insurance have used pedal power to raise more than £9,000 for pioneering dementia research. The gruelling challenge saw 19 cyclists take on a 170-mile journey to ride from Cobham to Paris in two days, more than doubling their initial fundraising target. Staff from AXA Insurance […]