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Posted on 20 Sep

Make Breakthroughs Possible: Leading dementia charity in landmark £250m research pledge

The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has today pledged to commit a landmark £250m to dementia research by 2025, calling on the public to stand with them to make this ambition possible. The announcement comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) as the charity launches a thought-provoking new campaign and awareness […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

Funding boost for Cambridge dementia research from leading local charity

Leading scientists at the University of Cambridge are set to benefit from a £540,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The new funding comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Cambridgeshire-based Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by 2025 with the […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Research in London links air pollution to dementia risk

BMJ Open: Are noise and air pollution related to the incidence of dementia? A cohort study in London, England Researchers in the UK have found that increased levels of air pollution, including high levels of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic atmospheric particles called particulates, are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The findings have been […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Research in London links air pollution to dementia risk

BMJ Open: Are noise and air pollution related to the incidence of dementia? A cohort study in London, England Researchers in the UK have found that increased levels of air pollution, including high levels of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic atmospheric particles called particulates, are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The findings have been […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Targeting faulty immune cells benefits mice with features of Alzheimer’s

Nature: Clearance of senescent glial cells prevents tau- dependent pathology and cognitive decline Researchers have found that faulty immune cells in the brains of mice releasing proteins that can drive damage in diseases like Alzheimer’s. The team found that by clearing these faulty immune cells using genetic techniques, they could prevent damage in the brain. […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Survey reveals worldwide belief that dementia cure is possible in our lifetime

A new survey from Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, along with Alzheimer’s Disease International, shows that 91% of people from around the world believe medical research will result in a treatment for dementia. The study also showed that 60% of those adults believe a cure will be developed in their lifetime. Alzheimer’s Research UK, […]

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Posted on 17 Sep

London woman to retrace her mum’s post-war cycle ride to Paris

East Londoner Caroline Woods is recreating the London to Paris bike ride her mum completed after the Second World War ended. She will complete the 190-mile ride with her three sons in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The ride, which starts on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), will take Caroline and her sons Joseph, 25, […]

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Posted on 13 Sep

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh voices insightful dementia animation

Gardener, broadcaster and writer Alan Titchmarsh has lent his voice to a new animation showcasing the work of scientists on the hunt for life-changing dementia treatments. The household name recorded the voice-over having seen the impact dementia had on his family. Researchers from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute based at the University […]

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Posted on 12 Sep

Woman with dementia completes mammoth trek raising money for research

A Perthshire woman who is determined to ‘live life to the full’ despite being diagnosed with dementia has completed a mammoth trek to raise money for pioneering research. Olive Munro, 67, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia around three years ago, walked the famous Comino de Santiago pilgrimage route through France and northern Spain with […]

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Posted on 10 Sep

Man with rare dementia to run Kew Gardens 10k with daughter for research

A man who has a rare form of dementia that affects his vision is taking on a 10km run with his daughter to raise money for pioneering research. Peter Mumford, from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, who has posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), is set to run the Kew Gardens 10k at the Richmond RUNFEST on Saturday (September […]

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