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Posted on 21 Jun

Squeezing of blood vessels could contribute to decline in Alzheimer’s

A new study published by researchers at UCL has revealed that tightening of blood vessels in the brain in Alzheimer’s could play a key role in the disease. The research, published today in the journal Science, sheds new light on potential future approaches to treat the Alzheimer’s. Research has shown that in the early stages […]

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Posted on 18 Jun

Leading dementia research charity calls on government to reduce dementia stigma

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for government to lead on a national effort to reduce stigma and improve understanding of dementia after new evidence shows the impact of the ‘hidden nature’ of dementia. The call comes as the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia today published a new report, “Hidden no more: dementia and disability.” The […]

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Posted on 18 Jun

New £3 million drug discovery programme for psychiatric symptoms in dementia

Medicines Discovery Catapult, MQ: Transforming mental health and Alzheimer’s Research UK, announce strategic collaboration to create drug discovery Psychiatry Consortium to address unmet patient needs Today (18 June) Medicines Discovery Catapult, MQ: Transforming mental health and Alzheimer’s Research UK announce an innovative drug discovery consortium with industry, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The consortium will focus on identifying and validating novel […]

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Posted on 17 Jun

Blood pressure drug increases blood flow in brains of people with Alzheimer’s

Blood pressure drug increases blood flow in brains of people with Alzheimer’s Hypertension: Effects of Nilvadipine on cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer’s disease Researchers in America have shown that nilvadipine, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, can increase blood flow in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are […]

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Posted on 17 Jun

Dementia tops cancer as cause of death for people over 75 in England

Dementia tops cancer as cause of death for people over 75 in England Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on the government to fund more dementia research than ever before as new figures show that dementia continues to lead causes of death for people over 75 in England. The data released today by Public Health England […]

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Posted on 13 Jun

NHS Health Checks are vital way to focus on brain health and help prevent dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is encouraging the public to take advantage of NHS Health Checks to monitor their brain health and help prevent dementia. The call comes after Public Health England today reported that over half of English adults are missing their Health Checks. Alzheimer’s Research UK collaborated with Public […]

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Posted on 12 Jun

Record month for dementia diagnosis shows need for better tools, treatments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for continued improvements in the way the UK diagnoses and treats dementia after a record number of people were diagnosed with dementia last month. The announcement from NHS England showed an increase of 7% in diagnoses since 2016. Getting an early and accurate diagnosis is vital for families impacted by […]

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Posted on 11 Jun

Charity launches immersive VR dementia training

A new training resource, launched today (11 June) by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Bournemouth University, uses virtual reality to help healthcare professionals improve their understanding of the symptoms and challenges of dementia, and to help them develop enhanced relationships with people with the condition. The project was generously supported by Legal & General. The Lived […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Over 900 teddies to be won as part of Iceland Foods Charity Week

Over 900 Iceland Food stores will be giving customers the chance to win an adorable teddy bear as part of the retailer’s huge Charity Week – which aims to raise £500,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The retailer’s annual fundraising drive will take place between Saturday 8 June and Friday 14 June. Stores across the UK […]

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Posted on 03 Jun

Edinburgh researchers receive new funding to tackle Alzheimer’s

Dementia Awareness Week 2019 Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have received a £160,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The announcement comes during Dementia Awareness Week, a national initiative to raise the awareness of dementia and encourage people to join efforts to help those affected by the condition. […]

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