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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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Posted on 07 Sep

Schoolboy to climb Welsh peaks in memory of great-grandmother

Year 1 pupil Carwyn Beynon will climb Pen Y Fan and Corn Du on September 15 in memory of his Great Nanny Shirley. The five-year-old from Rhymney Valley got the fundraising bug after watching his mum Amy Beynon undertake a number of charity challenges earlier this year including a charity walk and Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Cyclist set to retrace 300-mile commute for dementia research in honour of dad

Retired IT systems engineer Clive England is gearing up for a 300-mile bike ride across the south of England, retracing his weekly commute to raise vital funds for dementia research. Clive plans to cycle from his home in Bideford in Devon to Haywards Heath in West Sussex where his dad lives, via Reading where he […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Hidden Hearing tops £50,000 fundraising target for vital dementia research

Staff at high street hearing specialists Hidden Hearing are celebrating after raising an incredible £50,000 in one year for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The money raised has been used to fund a groundbreaking research project studying dementia with Lewy bodies, a rare form of dementia that causes distressing symptoms including […]

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Posted on 04 Sep

Dementia symptoms fluctuate depending on season

PLOS Medicine: Seasonal plasticity of cognition and related biological measures in adults with and without Alzheimer disease: analysis of multiple cohorts An international team of researchers have identified seasonal changes to measures of people’s memory and dementia risk in people with early stage memory problems and dementia. The findings are published today (Tuesday 4 September) […]

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