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Posted on 13 Mar

Family history linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk

Neurology: Relative risk for Alzheimer disease based on complete family history Researchers in Utah have found that people who have relatives who died of Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the disease. The findings are published today (Wednesday 13 March) in the scientific journal, Neurology. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research from Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 13 Mar

Study finds no link between midlife diet and dementia risk

JAMA: Association of Midlife Diet With Subsequent Risk for Dementia Researchers in France studying UK civil servants have suggested that people with a healthier midlife diet are as likely to develop dementia 20 years later. The findings are published today (Tuesday 12 March) in the scientific journal, JAMA. Diet and dementia, previous evidence  Previous research […]

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Posted on 22 Feb

Alzheimer’s Research UK supports launch of donation platform’s gaming hub

A new charitable gaming hub aimed to raise millions for good causes has been launched by JustGiving with the support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. JustGiving has unveiled a new service designed to make it easier for video gamers to encourage donations for charities of their choice. Alzheimer’s Research UK is backing the move following its […]

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Posted on 13 Feb

Midlife inflammation linked to poorer memory and thinking in later life

Neurology: Systemic inflammation during midlife and cognitive change over 20 years A team of US researchers found that markers of chronic inflammation in the blood during midlife are linked to poorer memory and thinking 20 years later. The results are published in the scientific journal, Neurology. Researchers tested a total of 12,336 study participants for […]

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Posted on 06 Feb

Half of UK adults can’t identify single key risk factor for dementia

Charity releases first wave of national dementia perceptions survey Findings from one of the most comprehensive surveys of UK-wide public perceptions of dementia and research have been revealed today (6 February) by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The findings highlight enduring misconceptions around the physical nature of the diseases that cause […]

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Posted on 25 Oct

Celebrities join Dementia Revolution’s #MemoryRelay

Celebrities including Richard Branson, Rachel Riley and Candice Brown have been sharing some of their most cherished memories on Twitter to help power research towards a cure for dementia. Their posts have been in aid of a #MemoryRelay for the Dementia Revolution – a one-year campaign that has seen Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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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 15 Oct

Weybridge dementia research event offers legal advice for older residents

Local solicitor Pauline Lawson was joined by scientist Professor Frances Edwards at an event on Thursday 11 October which offered legal advice to older people who are planning for the future, as well as information on dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK and is most likely to affect those […]

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Posted on 10 Oct

Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott join Dementia Revolution for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

  National treasure and iconic actor Barbara Windsor and her husband Scott Mitchell have today announced their support for the Dementia Revolution campaign, created by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. Scott, who earlier this year revealed Barbara had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s […]

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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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