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Posted on 25 Jul

Nine-year-old and her mum smash target in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s virtual fundraising campaign

A mother and daughter duo from Balcombe have taken on a running campaign for the UK’s leading dementia research charity – and already smashed their fundraising target nine times over. At just nine years-old Zara Bishop, and her mum Rachel Bishop, have signed up to Running Down Dementia, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first virtual running event, […]

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Posted on 25 Jul

Hidden Hearing and Alzheimer’s Research UK join forces to back dementia research

Hearing specialists Hidden Hearing and Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, have launched a partnership to raise vital funds for research and awareness about dementia. The partnership will see staff at the company raise money for groundbreaking research investigating dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) – a rare form of dementia that causes […]

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Posted on 24 Jul

Matt to take on 100-mile cycle challenge in memory of his dad

‘Sunday cyclist’ Matt Potashnick will be embarking on a mammoth 100-mile ride through London and Surrey to raise vital funds for dementia research in memory of his dad. The Ewhurst-resident is hoping his efforts will raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Matt, a Chief Information Officer at AXA UK, […]

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Posted on 24 Jul

parkrun champion takes on Running Down Dementia, smashing fundraising goal for a second year

parkrunner Andy Morris is setting the bar high for a second year running in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge. The 54-year-old from Chesterfield knows only too well how distressing dementia can be for the families of those living with the condition as his own mum, Peggy Morris, is living with vascular dementia. Andy, […]

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Posted on 21 Jul

Dyson raises more than £10,000 for dementia research with football marathon

After putting themselves through eight-hours of relentless back-to-back football matches, Dyson people have raised more than £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK – bringing the total the event has raised for the charity to over £30,000 in three years. On Saturday 15 July, four teams, made up of 48 players, competed in the annual football marathon […]

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Posted on 20 Jul

Blood test indicates Alzheimer’s brain changes

Researchers presenting findings at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 have found that a blood test could help indicate the presence of the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid, in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease involves a number of different biological processes, but scientists believe that a central change is the build-up of the amyloid protein. Current methods […]

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Posted on 20 Jul

Report suggests one in three dementia cases may be preventable

A new report has estimated that a third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented if nine different risk factors could be eliminated. The Lancet Commission report, which summarises available evidence on risk factors for dementia and models their likely impact on prevalence of the condition, is due to be presented today (Thurs) at the […]

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Posted on 18 Jul

Two new genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has identified two genes that influence a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The new finding, which builds on the team’s previous work of identifying 24 susceptibility genes, enables a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the disease and offers further hope in developing new treatments. The […]

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Posted on 18 Jul

Sleep disruption associated with the build-up of hallmark Alzheimer’s proteins

Sleep disordered breathing is a condition characterised by periods of not breathing enough or even at all during sleep. The most common form is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in which periods of disordered breathing occur when a person’s upper airway closes. OSA has previously been linked with dementia, and in these new studies, research teams […]

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Posted on 18 Jul

Slowing life expectancy improvements linked to increase in deaths from dementia

A new report has highlighted increasing pressures on England’s health services as deaths from dementia rise, coupled with a slowing in life expectancy increases. The Marmot Indicators Briefing, published by the UCL Institute of Health Equity, is published on Tuesday 18 July and updates on several key health measures that are used to track progress […]

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