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Posted on 21 Dec

Not quite Christmas party’ raises £1.6k for Alzheimer’s research

Staff at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), based at Gatwick Airport, raised over £1,600 for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, at their ‘Not quite Christmas party’ on Tuesday 14 December.

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Posted on 14 Dec

Security company donates £20k for Alzheimer’s research

Chelmsford security systems company Digital R F Ltd has boosted funds for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust before Christmas with a £20,000 donation.

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Posted on 10 Dec

Protein clearance problem central to Alzheimer’s

A team of US researchers has suggested that an inability to clear the hallmark amyloid protein from the brain during Alzheimer’s, rather than overproducing it, is at the core of the disease.

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Posted on 09 Dec

Campaign to get Sir Cliff fourth Christmas No.1 for Alzheimer’s research

Fans of Sir Cliff Richard are leading a Facebook fundraising campaign and urging everyone to download one of the Pop legend’s festive songs, Little Town, between 13th to 18th December to ensure it becomes a Christmas number one.

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Posted on 08 Dec

World-leading dementia scientists secure £1m for London research

Two world leaders in dementia research are embarking on major studies into Alzheimer’s disease in London, thanks to grants totalling over £1 million from the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

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Posted on 08 Dec

Alzheimer’s and iron – Alzheimer’s Research Trust comment

A review paper from a scientist at the University of Manchester has suggested iron could play a role in causing Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses. It has been suggested that purple fruits and green tea could help counteract this effect.

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Posted on 07 Dec

Intrepid Hampshire couple raise £14,000 for Alzheimer’s

Hampshire couple Ray and Alison Craig are back from a trip of a lifetime, trekking in the Himalayas to raise over £14,000 for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and Alzheimer’s Society.

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Posted on 07 Dec

Bristol scientists shed light on blood flow problems in dementia

Scientists in Bristol have uncovered some of the processes responsible for the blood flow problems connected with Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings could see existing drugs used for leaky blood vessels trialled as potential Alzheimer’s treatments.

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Posted on 06 Dec

Cambridge United helps tackle Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Research Trust, based in Great Shelford, is nearly £400 better off thanks to Cambridge United Football Club and its generous supporters. The money raised at a match day collection has helped fund vital dementia research.

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Posted on 02 Dec

Pesticide exposure and dementia – Alzheimer’s Research Trust comment

A study suggests that people exposed to pesticides over 20 years working in the agricultural sector may perform worse on some cognitive tests. The research was reported in national media today (2 December).

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