Behind the headlines
In the news: Can we prevent Alzheimer’s?
In the news today are reports of a study from the University of Cambridge suggesting a third of cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented.
In the news: Blood test progress for Alzheimer’s
The team has discovered a protein ‘fingerprint’ in blood that could predict whether someone with mild memory problems may go on to develop Alzheimer’s.
Global action against dementia
We’ve published new research by the Office of Health Economics that shows the difference that could be made if we achieve treatment by 2025.
In the news: Sports, head injury and dementia
This week has seen several reports in the news about concussion in sport and dementia. Dr Laura Phipps looks at the scientific evidence behind the risks.
Reading beyond the headlines: research in the news
It may not be tomorrow, but I look forward to the day soon when we can comment on a real breakthrough treatment – one that can truly make a difference.
What’s the point of a blood test for Alzheimer’s?
Why would we need to diagnose the disease before those symptoms appeared? The answer lies in the search for new treatments.
Dementia to remain a national priority
It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once!
In the news: The genetics of Alzheimer’s risk
Scientists at Cardiff University studying the genetics of Alzheimer’s, have discovered 11 new areas of the genome linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.
Behind the headlines: Ginkgo biloba for Alzheimer’s
Does Ginkgo biloba relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? We look at the gathered the evidence of 36 clinical trials from around the world and their results.