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Posted on 04 Sep

Study calculates 10-year dementia risk

CMAJ: Absolute 10-year risk of dementia by age, sex and APOE genotype: a population-based cohort study Scientists in Denmark have estimated the proportion of people with a common dementia risk gene who will develop dementia in each of the three decades following their 60th birthday. The findings are published in the medical publication, CMAJ. Dr […]

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Posted on 29 Aug

Dementia charity urges people to sign up for Edinburgh Kiltwalk and support pioneering research

A charity is calling on people to help make strides in the fight against dementia by taking on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise money for pioneering research. Alzheimer’s Research UK is urging people to sign up for the event on Sunday 16 September, which is the final of the four Kiltwalks in Scotland this year. […]

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Posted on 29 Aug

Former Brookside star urges people to take part in bike ride for dementia research

An actress and fitness instructor from Merseyside whose dad died with a rare form of dementia is inviting people to join her on a fundraising cycle ride supporting pioneering research. Paula Muldoon has organised the 62-mile Braveheart Cycle, from Waterloo to Preston and back, on Saturday 22 September to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

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Posted on 24 Aug

Friends complete dementia charity’s 100km running challenge in just 10 days

Two friends from Hull have completed a challenge to run 10km a day for 10 days raising money for pioneering dementia research. Claire Capes, 50, and Lisa Hall, 51, took part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia campaign, which challenges people to run 100km during the summer. However, they decided to complete the challenge […]

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Posted on 23 Aug

Eye test could highlight early signs of Alzheimer’s

JAMA Ophthalmology: Association of Preclinical Alzheimer Disease With Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Findings A team of scientists at Washington University have found that a non-invasive eye test could help identify people with brain changes linked to early Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are published today (Thursday 23 August) in the scientific publication, JAMA Ophthalmology. Dr Sara Imarisio, […]

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Posted on 23 Aug

Newport mum becomes Alzheimer’s Research UK volunteer in memory of dad

Mum-of-three Rebecca Edwards is dedicating her spare time to volunteering for the UK’s leading dementia research charity in memory of her dad who died last year, aged 63. Rebecca first started supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK shortly after her dad, Jeff, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 60. The diagnosis came several […]

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Posted on 22 Aug

Swansea man takes on swimming challenge for dementia research as part of extreme weight-loss mission

A Swansea man who is on a mission to lose over 21 stone has taken on a challenge to swim 130km before the end of the month to raise money for dementia research. Chris Larkin, who weighs around 27 stone having been more than 36 stone two years ago, has taken on the swimming challenge […]

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Posted on 21 Aug

Better heart health linked with lower dementia risk in older age population

JAMA: Association of Cardiovascular Health Level in Older Age With Cognitive Decline and Incident Dementia A team of scientists in France has identified a decreased dementia risk for people who have better heart health. The findings are published today (Tuesday 21 August) in the scientific publication, JAMA. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research of Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 21 Aug

Determined daughter takes on 100km walk for dad with Alzheimer’s

Secondary school teacher Laura Newbury will take on a 100km walk this weekend (August 25/26) to raise vital funds for dementia research, in honour of her dad who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Laura and her partner Laurie McCall are aiming to complete the Ultra South Coast Challenge, which is 100km (approx. 62 miles) long, in […]

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Posted on 21 Aug

Liverpool graduate takes on 100km running challenge in memory of mum

Languages graduate Will Grant is aiming to run 100km this month to raise vital funds for dementia research in memory of his mum, who had a rare form of dementia. Will, who took Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool, was inspired to sign up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s summer campaign, Running Down Dementia, as […]

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