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Posted on 27 Apr

London Marathon round-up

A record number of runners completed the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday (Sunday 26 April) to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Each one of the 97 inspirational runners from across the UK had a very personal reason for taking on the iconic course in support of pioneering dementia research. Among them was 39-year-old […]

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Posted on 24 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK is chosen charity for James Dyson Foundation

Alzheimer’s Research UK and the James Dyson Foundation, Dyson’s charitable arm, have launched a new charity partnership that will see staff at engineering firm Dyson use their inventiveness to raise funds for pioneering dementia research. The partnership will see Dyson’s 3,000 UK employees – based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire – support the UK’s leading dementia research […]

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Posted on 23 Apr

Stem cells reveal new insights into the biology of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have used innovative stem cell techniques to unravel the biological chain of events in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The work was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Wellcome Trust and published in the Journal Cell Reports on 23 April 2015. Complex brain imaging techniques can only […]

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Posted on 23 Apr

Southport TV Director in Great Manchester Run for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A TV Director from Southport who has made episodes of Hollyoaks, Shameless and EastEnders will tackle this year’s Great Manchester Run to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. David Richardson, 60, is running in memory of his mum, Catherine, who died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. The 10K race takes place on Sunday 10 May. […]

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Posted on 22 Apr

Higher occupational attainment linked to longer survival in frontotemporal dementia

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that higher occupational attainment is associated with a longer survival from symptom onset in people with frontotemporal dementia. This study is published on 22 April in the journal American Academy of Neurology. Frontotemporal dementia is a rare form of dementia, but is the second most common form […]

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Posted on 22 Apr

Appeal for Tyne and Wear volunteers to help power fight against dementia

Fundraisers in the Tyne and Wear area are being sought to help form a new group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Supporter Anne Porthouse, from Sunniside, aims to recruit volunteers with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and […]

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Posted on 21 Apr

Guildford fundraiser in marathon effort for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A 29-year-old fundraiser from Surrey will run her first marathon on Sunday (26 April) to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Claire Newman, from Guildford, will line-up alongside 30,000 other runners for the Virgin Money London Marathon. Claire will be spurred on by thoughts of her 89-year-old grandma, Vera Waterhouse, who is living with Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 21 Apr

Trial begins to investigate diabetes drug’s potential for Alzheimer’s disease

It has been reported today that a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes is to be tested in a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, liraglutide, is to be evaluated in a phase 2 trial of people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s at centres across the UK. Dr Simon Ridley, Head […]

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Posted on 15 Apr

Sleep apnoea linked to memory and thinking decline

Researchers in the US have reported that sleep-disordered breathing, characterised by abnormal breathing patterns during sleep, may be associated with an earlier onset of memory and thinking problems in older people. The results are published on 15 April in the journal Neurology. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may affect around 20% of the general population and prevalence […]

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Posted on 15 Apr

Depression and type 2 diabetes linked to higher risk of dementia

Researchers in the US have found that people with type 2 diabetes and depression may be more likely to develop dementia compared to people without either condition. The six-year study is published on Wednesday 15 April in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A team at the University of Washington, in Seattle, looked at records from the […]

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