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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,…
Today (Tuesday 22 October) the pharmaceutical company Biogen announced they plan to file for US marketing approval of the potential Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab. Aducanumab is an antibody designed to target amyloid, a protein that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s at an early stage in the disease process. Biogen originally halted Phase…
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 […]
You’ll feel tickety-boo with Tikiboo!
by Susie Hewer on 28th May 2020
Have you heard the news about the partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tikiboo? If […]
I’m helping Alzheimer’s Research UK from home, and you can too.
by Jo Spain on 7th May 2020
I’m the events manager at Mattioli Woods and we’ve been supporting Alzheimer’s […]