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START therapy reduces anxiety and depression in dementia carers

16/07/2014

A new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 shows that eight sessions of psychological therapy can help reduce anxiety and depression in people caring for a family member with dementia.

New brain scan to pick up early memory loss

16/07/2014

Work presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 suggests that build-up of a protein called tau in the brain, known to be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, is associated with worsening memory score tests over time in healthy individuals.

A third ‘partner in crime’ in Alzheimer’s disease

16/07/2014

Amyloid and tau are the two major proteins shown to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 shows that the build-up of a third protein, TDP-43, may also cause memory and thinking problems.

NICE considers how to encourage midlife health to avoid dementia

15/07/2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has begun a consultation on draft guidance for how to promote healthy behaviour during midlife to improve health and reduce dementia risk.

Biggest ever Big Walk on track to raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Research UK

15/07/2014

Hundreds of fundraisers took part in Alzheimer's Research UK's Big Walk on Sunday - raising thousands for pioneering dementia research in the process.

Biggest ever Big Walk on track to raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Research UK
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