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Posted on 22 May

Research explores potential link between rugby, head injury and dementia

Researchers from Glasgow and Dublin have highlighted the case of an amateur rugby union player who developed a form of dementia called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which suggests a need for further research into the links between head injury, rugby and the risk of CTE, is published on Friday 22 May in the […]

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Posted on 21 May

Cleveland cyclist to pedal from Land’s End to John O’Groats for dementia research

Fundraiser Sean McGregor, from Yarm near Stockton-on-Tees, is gearing up to cycle over 1,000 miles when he takes on the challenge of riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sean, 20, and four of his friends will tackle the exhausting journey next month (June), spurred on by thoughts of his grandmother […]

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Posted on 21 May

Questions About Dementia?

Information will be available, throughout May, at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to help the local community learn more about dementia. The Health Shop at the hospital will act as a focal point for a wealth of information on the condition – from what causes dementia, to what do to if you have concerns about your own, […]

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Posted on 20 May

Public rally to volunteer for dementia research

On International Clinical Trials Day (20 May), dementia researchers are celebrating a surge of public support with over 6,000 people signed up to Join Dementia Research to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. The online and telephone service, which launched nationally in February, is already recruiting volunteers into research studies but those […]

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Posted on 20 May

Cambridge trial to explore effects of hormone on frontotemporal dementia

Researchers in Cambridge are embarking on a pilot trial to investigate the potential of the hormone oxytocin to combat early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), backed by a grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity, which is based in Great Abington near Cambridge, has awarded £29,827 to University of Cambridge researchers […]

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Posted on 20 May

Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers

On International Clinical Trials Day (20 May), researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part. In February 2015, a […]

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Posted on 19 May

Brain iron levels may help predict how memory and thinking problems will progress

Researchers in Australia have reported that levels of an iron storage protein called ferritin may be useful in predicting how problems with memory and thinking will progress in older people. Iron plays a vital role in many biological processes that keep our brains healthy, and levels of iron can be out of balance in the […]

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Posted on 18 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for new dementia research strategy as part of 100-day plan

On day one of the new Parliament, Alzheimer’s Research UK has called for the creation of a new dementia research strategy and a commitment to year-on-year increases in Government funding for research into the condition. As MPs meet in Parliament for the first time since the general election, the UK’s leading dementia research charity has […]

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Posted on 18 May

London’s Bush Hall is venue for yogathon event for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Writer Ingrid Stone is preparing to launch Yogathon4Alzheimer’s on International Yoga Day on Sunday 21 June to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Ingrid is organising the event in honour of her mother, the novelist Valerie Blumenthal, who was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) in 2013, in her early sixties. Ingrid, who lives in […]

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Posted on 18 May

Study shows non-memory Alzheimer’s symptoms more likely in younger people

New research has shown that people with Alzheimer’s may not always experience memory loss as their first symptom of the disease, with younger people more likely to have problems with judgement, language or visual and spatial awareness than older people. The study of 7,815 people – one of the largest of its kind to date […]

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