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Posted on 07 Nov

Dementia charity calls for research funding as dementia deaths rise again

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as data out today shows that deaths due to dementia continue to rise across the UK. In 2017, Dementia accounted for 76,090 deaths across the UK – or 12.5% of all deaths – and remained the leading cause of death. For women, […]

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Posted on 06 Nov

Artificial intelligence algorithm aids earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Radiology: A Deep Learning Model to Predict a Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease by Using 18F-FDG PET of the Brain Scientists from the University of California have used a deep learning algorithm alongside sophisticated positron emission tomography (PET) scans to help identify people with Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), on average of 76 months […]

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Posted on 05 Nov

Government called on to raise awareness to prevent a third of dementia cases

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to lead public awareness campaigns on dementia risk reduction and improving brain health. The call comes as a speech today from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock lays out future NHS strategy that focuses on preventing health conditions. […]

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Posted on 01 Nov

Anti-diabetic medication linked to fewer abnormal brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease

PLOS One: Endothelial and insulin receptor signalling pathways in Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes Researchers in the US have found that people with Alzheimer’s disease who had also been treated with antidiabetic medication, have fewer signs of abnormal gene activity in an area of the brain involved in memory. The findings are published today […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

World-class scientists to seek therapies and cures for dementia in new £20m Cardiff research centre

A new £20m research centre aimed at finding effective treatments for dementia was officially opened at Cardiff University today by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething. More than 70 scientists from around the world have been recruited to the centre with the aim of expanding the group to 100 in the near future. The Cardiff centre is […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

Calls for greater attention on prevention of dementia

The Lancet: Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 As a new study highlights the importance of prevention strategies to manage dementia and other major health conditions, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the leading dementia research charity […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

Celebrities join Dementia Revolution’s #MemoryRelay

Celebrities including Richard Branson, Rachel Riley and Candice Brown have been sharing some of their most cherished memories on Twitter to help power research towards a cure for dementia. Their posts have been in aid of a #MemoryRelay for the Dementia Revolution – a one-year campaign that has seen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 24 Oct

Stress hormone linked with poorer memory in middle age

Neurology: Circulating cortisol and cognitive and structural brain measures: The Framingham Heart Study Researchers in the US have found a link between increased levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and poorer memory skills in people without dementia. The findings are published today (24 October) in the scientific publication, Neurology. Cortisol is a hormone often associated […]

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Posted on 23 Oct

Investment toward treatment breakthroughs needed as dementia deaths rise

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as new data shows an increase in deaths due to the condition. Data released today by the Office for National Statistics showed that dementia accounted for one in eight deaths – or 12.7% of deaths – […]

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Posted on 23 Oct

Dementia Discovery Fund launches new research accelerator partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute

D3A will support important research projects with potential to create meaningful new medicines for dementia The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) today announces that it has entered into a new research accelerator partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at its inaugural Annual Forum being held in London, UK. The partnership, “D3A”, will provide […]

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