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Posted on 22 Feb

Sleeping for longer may be an early sign of dementia

Neurology: Prolonged sleep duration as a marker of early neurodegeneration predicting incident dementia A new study by researchers in the US has suggested that a shift towards longer periods of sleep may indicate the early stages of dementia. The results are published today (22 February) in the journal Neurology. The Framingham Heart Study is a […]

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Posted on 21 Feb

Pembrokeshire family rally together for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A family from Pembrokeshire will be taking on a rally adventure race this summer to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and are starting their fundraising now. Stuart McDermott and his two sons, Dan and Matt, are taking part in the Monte Carlo or Bust ‘Champagne Charlie’ rally in June. This three-day event involves driving […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

Daniel Zeichner MP discusses future of dementia research with leading charity

Protecting the future of dementia research in a post-Brexit Britain was on the agenda when Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner visited Alzheimer’s Research UK. On Thursday, Mr Zeichner visited the charity to discuss the impact leaving the EU will have on life sciences in the area and potential ways to safeguard research. This comes less than […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

David Baddiel on dementia: Why we made The Trouble with Dad…

Comedian David Baddiel said his father’s dementia created a “cartooning” of his personality and an “exaggeration” of who he had been before symptoms developed. In an exclusive post written for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s blog, the 52-year-old added that his father, Colin, was far from an “empty object of pity” and this was why he felt […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Study finds no link between hormone therapy and Alzheimer’s risk

Neurology: Postmenopausal hormone therapy and Alzheimer disease Researchers in Finland have found no strong evidence of an association between hormone therapy and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published today in the journal Neurology, adds to existing research into the effects of the treatment, which has previously been linked to changes in Alzheimer’s risk. […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Crafters needed to smash world record for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A collection of charitable crafters are knitting, crocheting and sewing snakes in an attempt to break a world record and raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The campaign is being organised by Libby Swindells, a Sheltered Scheme Manager at Wellgreen Lodge in Hale, part of Trafford Housing Trust. She hopes that people will get crafting […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Repetitive low-impact head injury linked with dementia in footballers

Acta Neuropathologica: Mixed pathologies including chronic traumatic encephalopathy account for dementia in retired association football (soccer) players Researchers in London have found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of four retired football players who developed dementia. CTE, which has previously been linked to boxing and American football, is a progressive neurological disease […]

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Posted on 13 Feb

The real-life Notebook? Husband and wife still in love after 50 years despite dementia pulling them apart

A husband and wife with dementia are still head over heels in love after 50 years, despite not always being able to remember who each other are. Chris Warren, 72, and his wife Hilary Warren, 69, share a room at their care home in Broadstone, Dorset, following a diagnosis of dementia within just two years […]

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Posted on 10 Feb

Alzheimer’s Research UK in record research investment with 24% rise in income

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced its biggest ever annual investment in research as its income for 2015-16 increased by nearly a quarter. Strong public support for the charity’s work saw overall income reach £22million, with voluntary donations topping £20m for the first time in its history. These new figures […]

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Posted on 10 Feb

Residents in Wales urged to live healthier lives to reduce dementia risk

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a call to action to people in Wales, which is urging them to take positive steps to reduce their risk of dementia. The Welsh Government and Public Health Wales are encouraging the public to ‘act now’ and pledge to take these six steps, in […]

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