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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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Posted on 22 Oct

NG Bailey smashes fundraising target with £112,000 for dementia research

NG Bailey has raised an incredible £112,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK to help fund a cure for dementia – smashing its original £75,000 fundraising target. As well as going above and beyond to fundraise for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, the business also worked to increase employees’ understanding of dementia and the impact it […]

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Posted on 22 Oct

Machine learning reveals dementia type from brain scans

Nature Communications: Uncovering the heterogeneity and temporal complexity of neurodegenerative diseases with Subtype and Stage Inference (SuStaIn) Researchers in the UK have used a powerful data-driven machine learning tool, called SuStaIn, to identify the exact form and stage of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) from brain scans alone. The findings are published in the […]

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Posted on 22 Oct

Glasgow volunteers needed to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia

Passionate volunteers in Glasgow are being invited to attend a free event where they can find out how they can help support pioneering dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for people in the city and surrounding area with a range of skills help to raise vital funds, represent the charity at events and raise […]

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Posted on 19 Oct

New review discusses link between herpes virus and dementia

A scientist from the University of Oxford, Prof Ruth Itzhaki has linked a form of the Herpes virus (HSV1) to dementia in a written article reviewing existing research. The review is published today (19 October) in the journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. The article reviews previous research publications and suggests that the herpes simplex virus […]

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Posted on 18 Oct

Bangor family hosts second annual fun day and charity football match for dementia research

Bangor man Paul Feaver and his family raised more than £1,600 at their second annual Memorial Fun Day and football match in memory of his father who passed away from mixed dementia last year. Paul and his partner Sian Topansa hosted the second Eddie Feaver Memorial Fun Day (7 October) to raise vital funds for […]

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Posted on 18 Oct

Call for volunteers in Reading to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia

Passionate volunteers in Reading are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in Reading and […]

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Posted on 18 Oct

Somerset woman completes 900-mile cycle challenge for dementia research

A retired primary school teacher marked her 65th birthday in style by completing a 900-mile cycling challenge from the south of Portugal to northern Spain in honour of her mother who is living with dementia. Denise Hoogesteger set off from Lagos on Portugal’s south coast on 5 September to begin her epic journey which took […]

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