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Dementia researchers are inviting the public to join a free online event on Friday 26 June, to hear about progress being made in dementia research. Topics will include the links between dementia and COVID-19 and its impact on research. The free online event is organised by members of the UEA Dementia Research Collaborative. Dementia affects…
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…
The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has today (11 February) launched a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease – or “fingerprints” – that can be then detected using wearable technologies,…
Behind the headlines: COVID-19 and dementia
by Samantha Benham-Hermetz on 16th June 2020
There have been many stories in the media over the past few months about COVID-19 and dementia. […]
He will always be my Dad, no matter what memories Alzheimer’s disease stole from him
by Stuart Lambie on 15th June 2020
This Father’s Day I’ll be lacing up my trainers for Dad and dementia research, and […]
Untangling frontotemporal dementia
by Fiona Calvert on 29th May 2020
Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition […]