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A new report has estimated that the number of dementia cases worldwide could be reduced by 40% if 12 risk factors for the condition could be completely eliminated. The Lancet Commission Report has included excessive alcohol use, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and pollution as three new risk factors in its updated model for dementia risk.
Dementia organisations united in One Dementia Voice call on Government to avert hidden catastrophe – allowing family carers to visit Care Homes
People with dementia have been hardest hit by the recent COVID 19 pandemic, from the number of people in care homes who have died from coronavirus to the people with dementia living at home lacking guidance and isolated from social contact and for many, that has affected essential health and care support. The evidence is…
Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced funding of new research at the University of Cambridge and Newcastle University exploring the impact of coronavirus-induced social isolation measures on older people at increased risk of COVID-19. Dementia is caused by physical diseases in the brain and recent evidence shows that the condition is linked to a higher risk…
Prof Michael Hornberger, from the University of East Anglia, has cycled the 1407km distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats on his indoor bike to raise money for pioneering dementia research. The researcher based at Norwich Medical School, signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cycling Down Dementia challenge. Cycling Down Dementia challenges supporters to ride…
Can we really reduce the number of people living with dementia by 40%?
by Fiona Calvert on 31st July 2020
Understanding dementia risk is a complex task. There are lots of different factors that can […]
Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers
by Claire Bromley on 22nd July 2020
Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so […]
A cautious return – dementia researchers head back to the lab
by Fiona Calvert on 20th July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact across all walks of life in the UK, including […]