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Posted on 16 May

Being wealthy is linked to reduced dementia risk

JAMA Psychiatry: Individual and Area-Based Socioeconomic Factors Associated With Dementia Incidence In England. Evidence From a 12-Year follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Researchers from University College London have found that increased wealth is related to a reduced risk of developing dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 16 May) in the scientific […]

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Posted on 16 May

Rotarians dementia group launches partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

A group set up by Rotarians to help people with dementia has partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to help raise vital funds for dementia research. Rotarians Easing the Problems of Dementia (REPOD) was set up 10 years ago to help people with dementia through initiatives such as Memory Cafés and Dementia Friendly communities. However, the […]

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Posted on 14 May

Oxford planning for the future event gives legal advice to older people

Dr John Davis, Chief Scientific Officer of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, joined Oxford solicitor Kirsty Southgate on Saturday for an event offering legal advice to older people who want to plan for the future. The event, which took place at the Quaker Meeting House in Oxford, was run by Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 10 May

Dame Barbara Windsor living with Alzheimer’s disease

Actress and National Treasure Dame Barbara Windsor is living with Alzheimer’s disease, her husband has revealed. In an exclusive interview with The Sun newspaper, Scott Mitchell said he had decided to go public with her diagnosis to help other families who have loved-ones battling the disease. Dame Barbara, 80, was given her diagnosis in April […]

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Posted on 09 May

US study links depression to memory problems

Neurology: Greater depressive symptoms, cognition, and markers of brain aging Scientists in the US have found a link between symptoms of depression and changes in memory. The findings are published today (Wednesday 9 May) in the scientific publication, Neurology. The researchers studied over 1,000 stroke-free volunteers, who completed tests of memory, thinking and depressive symptoms […]

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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Salford

Scientists in Salford and Manchester are inviting the public to a free event on Wednesday 23 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be interactive exhibits from researchers and local support organisations, lab tours and performances followed by a panel discussion with scientists and doctors at the forefront of research […]

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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers invite public to talks by leading experts

Scientists in Nottingham are inviting the public to a free event on Thursday 24 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be talks by leading professionals in the field including an opportunity for questions and discussion. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Midlands Network […]

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Posted on 07 May

New drug compound targeting Alzheimer’s protein identified by UK researchers

Acta Neuropathologica Communications: A new TAO kinase inhibitor reduces tau phosphorylation at sites associated with neurodegeneration in human tauopathies Researchers in London have identified a promising approach for tackling the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease protein, tau. The findings of the research, which was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, are published today (Monday 7 May) in the […]

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Posted on 02 May

‘Postman Pat van’ heads to Iran as team drive 10,000 miles across 20 countries and three deserts for charity

A team of friends will take ‘Nancy’, a van styled on the famous TV postal van, from London to Ulan Ude, Siberia, as part of the notoriously gruelling Mongol Rally. Dan Gillett, who lives in Finchley, London, has been preparing for the renowned challenge for months with his girlfriend Flo Gillingham and friends Katie Shipp, […]

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Posted on 02 May

Tonbridge man set to take on 4,000-mile cycle across Europe for charity

Cycling 4,000 miles over 10 weeks is not an easy feat, but that hasn’t deterred Tonbridge man Steve Groombridge from taking on the challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Steve set off on Sunday 29 April to travel to Norway, where he began his cycle at North Cape, the most northerly point of the continent. He […]

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