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Alzheimer’s Research UK welcome report highlighting urgent need for action to improve dementia diagnosis around the world
Alzheimer’s Research UK have welcomed the findings of Alzheimer’s Disease International’s report recognising the urgent need to improve dementia diagnosis around the world. There are more than 41 million people living with dementia around the world who have not had a diagnosis, according to the report. Among its recommendations are calls on healthcare services to…
Funding worth £15,000, will allow researchers at the University of Sheffield to investigate genetic changes linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded £100,000 of research projects at universities throughout Scotland, as it emerges that almost 6 in 10 (58%) adults in Scotland say that they know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia.
Race Against Dementia, founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, gives further £2m to accelerate the race against dementia
Race Against Dementia (RAD), a charity founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, has awarded a further £2m of new funding to four outstanding early-career dementia researchers. The new Fellows will join an existing global team harnessing the ambition and innovation of a new generation of scientists, providing them with funding, support and inspiration to accelerate…
Research investigating whether a drug already used to treat high blood pressure could be re-purposed as the first treatment to tackle vascular dementia shows promise in mice
Research in mice suggests amyloid produced in the liver can result in brain changes associated with disease
Almost 1 in 3 (29%) of adults say they are more likely to consider getting involved in medical research because of the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling has revealed today. The news comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) as the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK calls on the public to register their interest in supporting…
Eye conditions like age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an increased risk of dementia, suggests research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. What did the researchers do? Using 12 364 UK adults aged between 55–73 years, researchers looked at people with and without a number of medical conditions. They then…
Researchers have suggested a link between noise made by transport services and dementia risk. The British Medical Journal have published the findings today (Wednesday 8 September). What did the researchers do in this study? Using common ways to measure noise levels, researchers in Denmark estimated exposure to road traffic and railway noise for residential addresses…
New research suggests that people with mentally stimulating jobs may be less likely to develop dementia, and less likely to have certain proteins in their blood that may affect the brain’s ability to form new connections between cells.