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Alzheimer’s Research UK launches new flagship walking event
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is launching a new flagship walking event in three locations this summer. Walk For A Cure, the charity’s brand new event series, will start with three 5km fundraising walks in July in Lee Valley, London; Harrogate, Yorkshire; and Edinburgh, Scotland. The family-friendly walks will bring people…
Lower intake of flavanols linked to age-related memory loss, suggests new study
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Dietary flavanols restore hippocampal-dependent memory in older adults with lower diet quality and lower habitual flavanol consumption People who consume fewer plant-based chemical substances, called flavanols, as part of their diet may be more likely to experience age-related memory decline, suggests a new study published today (Monday 29 May…
Will Poulter narrates popular children’s book, Elmer and the Gift, in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK
To mark Dementia Action Week (15 – 21 May) and the release of the paperback, Will Poulter, star of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 3, will show his support for dementia research by narrating Elmer and the Gift, the final book in the popular series written and illustrated by the late David McKee. The reading…
Charities awarded £5m to revolutionise dementia diagnosis
Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society have been selected as the recipients of this year’s People’s Postcode Lottery (PPL) Dream Fund, worth £5m.
Second Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, succeeds in Phase 3 trial
Today, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced that their Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, has successfully slowed memory and thinking decline in a rigorous phase 3 trial. The TRAILBLAZER ALZ-2 trial tested the drug in nearly 1,200 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The announcement makes this the second drug to show positive results in the last six…
Dementia leading cause of death in 2022
The Office for National Statistics has revealed ‘dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’ were the leading cause of death in 2022.
Deep-brain stimulation restores memory in mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms
Scientists in the US have found that stimulating precise areas in the brains of mice can help alleviate Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Chief Executive named Co-Chair of national mission to tackle dementia
The UK Government has appointed Hilary Evans and Prof Nadeem Sarwar as Co-Chairs of the Dame Barbara Windsor Dementia Mission.
Mediterranean diet associated with decreased risk of dementia
New research suggests a diet rich in seafood, fruit and nuts could help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Southampton student takes to the stage at UK’s largest dementia research conference
A University of Southampton PhD student has presented new research findings at the UK’s largest annual dementia research conference in Aberdeen this week.
London-based researchers awarded prestigious prizes at UK’s largest dementia research conference
Alzheimer’s Research UK has awarded two early career researchers – Dr Soyon Hong and Anna-Leigh Brown – esteemed prizes for outstanding research at their annual research conference.
The UK’s largest dementia research conference is coming to Aberdeen
Hundreds of dementia researchers from around the country are making their way to Aberdeen next week for the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2023.
Dementia researchers cycle 500 miles from Norwich to Aberdeen for Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference
Two dementia researchers will be cycling an epic four-day challenge from Norwich to Aberdeen to attend the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2023 – the UK’s largest dementia research conference – on 14 March.
No Smoking Day: Smokers unaware that quitting smoking will reduce risk of dementia
Smokers are being urged to give quitting a go ahead of No Smoking Day (8th March), as research shows those who smoke are more likely to develop dementia.
Dementia and hearing loss: it’s time to have your say
We’re funding a new project to help shape future treatments for dementia and hearing loss – and you can get involved
Women who are active and healthy in middle age can lower risk of dementia
A new study published today (27 February) suggests women who are active and healthy in midlife could lower their risk of dementia.
Suffolk gamer raises over £72,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in 32 hours
For the last two years, Paul, more popularly known in the gaming world as TheRunningManZ, has completed two sponsored 16-hour live gaming streams raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK
Heart conditions before 60 linked to memory and thinking problems in later life
A team of scientists in the US have found that people who had heart conditions in middle-age were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in later life.
Photographer Bunshri Chandaria launches artist book depicting dementia experience at museum event
Celebrated photographer Bunshri Chandaria is launching Silent Voice, an artist book which depicts a photographic exploration of dementia.
NEC Group announces support for Alzheimer’s Research UK
The NEC Group has announced that its fundraising efforts for 2023 will be for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.
Healthy lifestyle in old age linked to slower memory and thinking decline
Research published today (Wednesday 25 January) in The BMJ found that people in their 60s who lead a healthier lifestyle experience slower cognitive decline.
Government sets out vision to reduce ill health and tackle the UK’s dementia crisis
Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes new Government commitments to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce ill-health in the UK, as part of its new Major Conditions Strategy.
Brits failing to look after our brains, as more than 9 out of 10 of us could be doing more
The UK’s leading dementia research charity wants to empower people to look after their brains and reduce their risk of dementia in later life, with the help of The Think Brain Health Check-in.
The Perfume Shop celebrates raising £1m for Alzheimer’s Research UK
Retailer The Perfume Shop has passed the incredible milestone of raising £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
US regulator grants accelerated approval for Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab
It’s been less than two years since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first licence of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in a generation. But that drug, aducanemab, became a source of controversy, and was not approved for use in Europe by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Now, the US regulator…