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Posted on 24 Apr

Exercise boosts memory and thinking skills in over 50s

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Exercise interventions for cognitive function in adults older than 50: a systematic review with meta-analysis. A comprehensive review of research into the effect of exercise on memory and thinking skills, suggests that programmes of physical exercise can help to improve cognitive function in people over 50. The study, published today […]

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Posted on 21 Apr

Geologist takes on the mighty Everest Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A geologist is taking on the mighty Everest Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK, in honour of his father who is living with dementia. Mike Curtis, 48, will fly out to Nepal on 15 May, and endure 10 days of walking to Everest Base Camp, where the marathon starts, before completing the 26.2-mile race. The Everest […]

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Posted on 20 Apr

Artificially-sweetened fizzy drinks linked to increased stroke and dementia risk

Stroke: Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia. A Prospective Cohort Study Researchers in the US have linked drinking artificially sweetened drinks with an increased risk of stroke and dementia. The study is published today (20 April 2017) in the journal Stroke. The researchers analysed the Framingham Heart Study […]

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Posted on 20 Apr

Landmark UK DRI set to unlock new mechanisms behind dementia

Work at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) will get underway with 27 foundation programmes aiming to better understand the wide range of mechanisms that underpin neurodegenerative diseases. Details of the initial research programmes come as six universities have been awarded centre status in the institute, laying the foundations for an eventual 400-strong community […]

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Posted on 20 Apr

Drugs found to prevent brain degeneration in mice

Brain: Repurposed drugs targeting eIF2α-P-mediated translational repression prevent neurodegeneration in mice. Researchers in Cambridge and Leicester have identified two drugs that protect against brain damage in mice with features of neurodegenerative diseases. Their findings, which are published today (Thursday 20 April) in the journal Brain, indicate the drugs could hold potential for treating multiple brain diseases […]

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Posted on 19 Apr

Proteins in umbilical cord plasma improve brain function in mice

Nature: Human umbilical cord plasma proteins revitalize hippocampal function in aged mice Researchers in the US have identified a protein in umbilical cord blood plasma that may help promote cognitive activity in older mice. The study is published today (Wednesday 19 April) in the journal Nature. The research, led by a team at Stanford University, […]

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Posted on 18 Apr

Wickes staff in London Marathon effort to boost funds for dementia research

Watford runner Gary Venn will pull on his running shoes this month to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Gary, who works at the Wickes Support Centre in Watford will be joined by colleagues Sam Wood and John Adams for the 26.2-mile race […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Grace is overcoming her fears to compete in marathon for dementia research

It will be a day of firsts for 30-year-old Grace Potter, when she heads to the capital city to compete in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Despite fears of being in new places and around large crowds, Grace, an operations manager at Wickes in Burton-on-Trent, will overcome her anxieties when she […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Wickes staff in London Marathon effort to boost funds for dementia research

Liverpool runner Kevin Rimmer will pull on his running shoes this month to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Kevin, who works at the Wickes store in Birkenhead, will be joined by his colleague Michael Jones for the 26.2-mile race on Sunday 23 […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

Dyson runners in London Marathon effort to boost funds for dementia research

Cheltenham-based runner Kathryn Cookson will pull on her running shoes this month to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK – in memory of her grandad. Kathryn, who works at the headquarters of Dyson’s Research and Development campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, will be joined by two colleagues, Nik Bartlett and Adam Brann, […]

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