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Posted on 09 Oct

Sex-specific tests improve diagnosis of early memory problems

Researchers in the US have found that using sex-specific memory test scores could improve the diagnosis of early memory and thinking problems, known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). When using sex-specific scoring, researchers diagnosed more women and fewer men with MCI. The study was published 0n 9 October 2019 in the journal Neurology. Mild cognitive […]

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Posted on 08 Oct

Sir Jackie Stewart gives £1.5m green light to next generation of dementia researchers

Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity has awarded £1.5m of new funding to three outstanding early-career dementia researchers, who will be paired with world-leading innovators to help crack the global challenge of dementia. The Fellowships will harness the ambition and innovation of a new generation of scientists and provide them with funding, support and […]

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Posted on 01 Oct

Virtual charity running event hits £1million for dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual Running Down Dementia virtual challenge has passed the £1million mark after this year’s participants raised more than £300,000 for pioneering dementia research. It is the fourth year the UK’s leading dementia research charity has run the award-winning campaign. For this year’s Running Down Dementia people were challenged to run 100km, 300km […]

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Posted on 30 Sep

Sheffield scientists’ £600K boost from dementia research charity

The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK is committing over £610,000 to fund new pioneering dementia research projects at the University of Sheffield. Dementia is a condition caused by physical diseases in the brain, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. This is the message at the heart of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s award-winning awareness campaign, #ShareTheOrange. […]

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Posted on 30 Sep

Vital £50,000 boost for dementia research at St Andrews University

Today, Alzheimer’s Research UK has committed nearly £50,000 to fund a pioneering dementia research project at the University of St Andrews. Dementia is a condition caused by physical diseases in the brain, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. This is the message at the heart of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s award-winning awareness campaign, #ShareTheOrange. Leading Hollywood actor Samuel […]

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Posted on 30 Sep

Leading dementia research charity funds vital equipment at the University of Exeter

Alzheimer’s Research UK has committed nearly £30,000 to support pioneering dementia research at the University of Exeter. Dementia is a condition caused by physical diseases in the brain. This is the message at the heart of Alzheimer’s Research UK award-winning awareness campaign, Share the Orange. Leading Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson, stars in the latest […]

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Posted on 30 Sep

£420K funding boost for dementia research in Bristol

Alzheimer’s Research UK has committed nearly £420,000 to fund pioneering new dementia research at the University of Bristol. The announcement comes as the charity launches a major new awareness campaign fronted by Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson. Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, it’s caused by physical diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. This […]

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Posted on 27 Sep

Alcohol intake linked to dementia risk

Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk. Their findings are published today (Friday 27 September) in the journal JAMA. The research team looked at over 3000 people living in the US. The study participants were over the age of 72 and didn’t have dementia at […]

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Posted on 23 Sep

Record year for Alzheimer’s Research UK as donations reach £36.7m

Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced another record-breaking year with its total income reaching £38.5 million in 2018/19. This growth in income for the year was fuelled by a rise in public support, with voluntary donations reaching £36.7m – enabling the charity to fund more research than ever before. Across the year, Alzheimer’s Research UK committed […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

New global dementia perceptions report shows stigma still rife

Alzheimer’s Disease International, have published the ‘World Alzheimer Report 2019, a global analysis that suggests that as many two in three people across the world still think of the condition as normal ageing. Tim Parry, Director of Communications at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We welcome this important report that shines a light on global perceptions […]

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