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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]