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Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Extras star Ashley Jensen are calling on people to go head to head in The Mighty Quiz, unveiled by Alzheimer’s Research UK this week. On Thursday 27 April quizmasters across the nation will unite teams to tackle trivia, crack conundrums and face physical feats in The Mighty Quiz – it’s a […]
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Age of onset of hypertension and risk of dementia in the oldest-old: The 90+ Study A new study by researchers in the US suggests that developing high blood pressure after the age of 80 may be linked to a lower risk of dementia in those living beyond 90. The research is published […]
The UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, is seeking fundraisers and volunteers across Herefordshire to support its important work in the region. The charity is looking for people to help form new fundraising groups to raise vital funds and awareness about dementia. Members can get involved in a variety of ways, such as […]
Scientists in Southampton are inviting the public to a free event on Wednesday 1 February, to hear more about current progress in dementia research. The meeting will involve a series of talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition. The event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK South Coast […]
Staff at the Belvoir central office in Grantham have completed an incredible 1,100 miles to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The 34-strong team have covered the distance with a mixture of running, cycling and rowing. And they’ve done it without even leaving Lincolnshire – using gym equipment in […]
A mother has spoken of the agony of seeing her daughter become bedbound in a care home and unable to recognise her family because of a rare genetic form of Alzheimer’s she developed in her 30s. Rita Pepper, 61, has become the sole carer of her two grandchildren and is bringing them up while still […]
The Lancet: Living near major roads and the incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis: a population-based cohort study A study by researchers in Canada has found that those who live near a major road may also have a higher risk of dementia. The research is published on 4 January in the journal The […]
Neurology: Mediterranean-type diet and brain structural change from 73 to 76 years in a Scottish cohort A new study led by researchers in Scotland has found that older people who ate a Mediterranean-type diet went on to experience less brain shrinkage than those who ate other types of food. The research is published online on […]
A Saffron Walden grandad determined to still have fun at 94 has raised hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Research UK after dressing up as Father Christmas. Stanley Bennett, with the help of his son Ron, was spotted spreading some festive cheer at his local Tesco in Saffron Walden on 12 December, raising over £200 for […]
The Journal of Clinical Investigation: M1 muscarinic allosteric modulators slow prion neurodegeneration and restore memory loss. A team of researchers from the UK, US and Australia has discovered that chemicals to mimic the action of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine could restore memory loss and prolong life in mice bred to develop a progressive neurodegenerative […]