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Posted on 15 Feb

Kohler Mira launches year of fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Employees, known as associates, at Kohler Mira Ltd, home to Mira Showers, Rada and Kohler UK brands, have launched an ambitious fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Associates at the Cheltenham-based company will aim to raise £30,000 this year to power groundbreaking dementia research and help the charity in […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Cannabis-based medicine to be tested in Alzheimer’s

Sativex® for the Treatment of AgitatioN in Dementia (STAND trial) Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has announced it will fund a pioneering clinical trial at King’s College London investigating a cannabis-based treatment for people living with dementia. Dementia, caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s, is not limited to the loss of memory […]

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Posted on 13 Feb

Midlife inflammation linked to poorer memory and thinking in later life

Neurology: Systemic inflammation during midlife and cognitive change over 20 years A team of US researchers found that markers of chronic inflammation in the blood during midlife are linked to poorer memory and thinking 20 years later. The results are published in the scientific journal, Neurology. Researchers tested a total of 12,336 study participants for […]

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Posted on 13 Feb

New strategic partners join £9.5 million dementia drug discovery collaboration

The Dementia Consortium welcomes Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda and Evotec to join the unique £9.5 million charity-industry collaboration. This second phase of the Dementia Consortium sees the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, join forces with the health care company Johnson & Johnson Innovation and pharmaceutical company Takeda as well as the […]

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Posted on 06 Feb

HIV drug dampens inflammation in older mice

Nature: L1 drives IFN in senescent cells and promotes age-associated inflammation An international team of researchers have found that a HIV drug can reduce age-associated inflammation in older mice. The research findings have been published today (Wednesday 6 February) in the scientific journal, Nature. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research, at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: […]

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Posted on 06 Feb

Spending more time in school may not slow memory loss

Neurology: Education and cognitive reserve in old age Researchers in the US have found that the length of time people spend in education is not associated to their rate of memory decline in dementia or the presence of key disease markers in the brain. The research findings have been published today (Wednesday 6 February) in […]

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Posted on 06 Feb

Half of UK adults can’t identify single key risk factor for dementia

Charity releases first wave of national dementia perceptions survey Findings from one of the most comprehensive surveys of UK-wide public perceptions of dementia and research have been revealed today (6 February) by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The findings highlight enduring misconceptions around the physical nature of the diseases that cause […]

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Posted on 05 Feb

Biggest ever map of human Alzheimer’s brain published

Communications Biology: ‘Regional protein expression in human Alzheimer’s brain correlates with disease severity’ A study of the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s Disease has produced largest data set of its type ever. The Alzheimer’s Research UK funded study is published in the journal Communications Biology today (Monday 4 February). The data, developed […]

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Posted on 04 Feb

Iceland Foods makes £1m commitment to Alzheimer’s Research UK

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation is making an incredible commitment to donate £1 million to life-changing dementia research, as Alzheimer’s Research UK is announced as its new charity partner for 2019. The two organisations will work together on a groundbreaking partnership that will fund research to help in the search for a cure for dementia, while […]

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Posted on 30 Jan

Exercise improves brain health in younger adults

Neurology: Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Cognition in Younger Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial Researchers in the US have found that aerobic exercise improves various aspects of brain health in younger adults. The findings are published today (Wednesday 30 January) in the scientific journal Neurology. Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific Officer of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: […]

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