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Research has shown that the association between vascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and dementia varies with age
Alzheimer’s Research UK says the government must increase dementia research funding if it’s to be successful in tackling the condition.
Today, Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced support for pioneering dementia research at the University of Oxford. The news comes during Dementia Action Week (16-22 May), a national campaign that encourages people to take action on dementia.
Dr Jurgen Muller from the University of Bradford has received £50,000 to support research looking at biological pathways that could protect the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.
Profs Maria Grazia Spillantini and Aviva Tolkovsky from the University of Cambridge have received £50,000 to support research looking at the toxic proteins involved in the diseases that cause dementia.
Dr Vasanta Subramanian from the University of Bath has been awarded nearly £50,000 to study how a species of African fish can help scientists in the pursuit of breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease.
Leading charity urges action as analysis shows dementia has been UK women’s leading cause of death for a decade
Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for action to tackle dementia’s disproportionate impact on women, as a new analysis shows the condition has been the leading cause of death for UK women since 2011.
Dr Matthew Livesey and Dr Ryan West from the University of Sheffield are set to receive £50,000 to support their work looking at the toxic proteins involved in frontotemporal dementia
Researchers from Finland have found that people who required a hospital stay following a major traumatic brain injury (TBI) were more likely to develop dementia.
Iceland Foods Managing Director, Richard Walker, has become the latest Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Research UK after witnessing first-hand the impact of dementia on his family.
Researchers from the US found an association between the levels of specific antioxidants in the blood and a reduced dementia risk.
Researchers from Sweden have found that the more quickly people develop cardiovascular risk factors, the more likely they are to go on to experience Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. This is compared to people who have one or two stable cardiovascular risk factors throughout their lives.
Results of new research suggest that having a healthy lifestyle increases life-expectancy and is also linked to a reduction in the number of years someone may live with Alzheimer’s disease in the future. The medical publication the BMJ published the results of the US based study today (Wednesday 13 April). What did the scientists do?…
A study looks at the link between personality types and cognitive decline, but doesn’t yet tell us the underlying reasons behind this link
Today (Monday 4 April) researchers announce they have found 42 new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease. In total, the new international study identified 75 genes that were associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s, with 42 of these not previously linked to the condition.
People who grew up in rural or suburban areas have better spatial navigation skills than those raised in cities, particularly cities with grid-pattern streets, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL, University of Lyon and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has joined forces with Music for Dementia, a national campaign, to highlight music as a positive way to support people with dementia and inspire those who are working relentlessly on research.
Researchers in the US have found that chronic antibiotic use in women during middle age is linked with poorer cognition even seven years later.
Accelerated deaths of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia highlights urgent need for funding, says Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK said more funding is needed for dementia research after figures reveal COVID-19 pandemic may have indirectly accelerated other causes of death, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Leading charity calls on Prime Minister to convene ‘Dementia Taskforce’ to end long wait for treatments
We’re calling for government to convene a new Dementia Medicines Taskforce to speed up the development and roll-out of life-changing treatments.
Researchers have found that lithium use is linked with a reduced risk of developing dementia. The scientific publication, PLOS Medicine, published the results today (Thursday 17 March). Lithium is sometimes prescribed as a treatment for mood disorders.
Scientists in the US have suggested that those who nap more frequently when they get older are more likely to get dementia, but those who have dementia are more likely to nap. Daytime napping was classed as sleeping for periods at any time between the hours of 9:00 and 19:00. This was based on sleep…
Researchers in the US have studied genes associated with a shorter sleep cycle and found they reduce Alzheimer’s-like brain changes in the mice bred to develop features of the disease
Mattioli Woods close partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK raising an incredible £144,747 for dementia research
The wealth management company, Mattioli Woods, has closed their 2.5-year partnership with the UK’s leading dementia research charity on a high after raising £144,747.
The UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK has awarded Cambridge-based researchers, Dr András Lakatos, and Dr Negin Holland, prestigious prizes at their annual research conference