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Posted on 14 Apr

Birmingham fundraiser to plunge 13,000ft for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Thrill-seeker Trisha Anderson is gearing up for an adrenaline-fuelled challenge that will see her take part in a tandem skydive to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Trisha, who works for AXA Insurance’s Birmingham office, hopes to raise hundreds for Alzheimer’s Research UK when she takes part in the charity’s National Skydive Day this summer. […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

ScotRail MD on track for marathon effort in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Phil Verster, Managing Director of ScotRail, will pull on his running shoes this month to tackle the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Phil will be joined by his wife Carol for the 26.2-mile race on Sunday 24 April, with the pair spurred on by thoughts of family members who died […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

£388k for Bristol study linking Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure

Thanks to a £388k funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, a team of researchers at the University of Bristol is embarking on a study to investigate the link between high blood pressure and dementia. Almost a third of men and women in the UK – around 16m people – have high blood pressure, and the […]

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Posted on 07 Mar

Manchester dementia scientists lead field at national conference on home turf

Researchers at the University of Manchester will take to the stage over the next three days to share their latest dementia research findings at the UK’s largest annual gathering of dementia scientists. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016 is being held in Manchester and this year’s sold-out meeting is the largest in the charity’s history, […]

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Posted on 06 Mar

UK Government launches 2020 plan for dementia research, care and diagnosis

The UK Government has published its plans for tackling dementia over the next Parliament, with a blueprint that will see it aim to boost dementia diagnosis rates, encourage research and make the UK the most dementia friendly society in the world by 2020. The plan, published today (Sun 6 March), outlines a series of commitments […]

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Posted on 27 Feb

Re-formed World Dementia Council agrees priorities for improving research

The World Dementia Council, formed in the wake of the G8 dementia summit to help address the global dementia crisis, has welcomed new members and agreed priorities for action at a meeting in London this week. The re-formed Council, which was originally set up by the UK government, has now become an independent body tasked […]

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Posted on 24 Feb

People with dementia urged to consider volunteering for research studies

People affected by dementia, particularly those in the early stages of the condition, are being urged to consider volunteering for research, to help vital new studies get off the ground. The call comes exactly one year on from the launch of a groundbreaking new service – Join Dementia Research – which allows people with and […]

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Posted on 12 Feb

Cancer drug could halt build-up of toxic Alzheimer’s protein

Science Advances: An anti-cancer drug suppresses the primary nucleation reaction that produces the toxic Aβ42 aggregates linked with Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified a cancer drug that could halt the build-up of amyloid – a toxic hallmark protein in Alzheimer’s disease. The research was carried out in nerve cells and […]

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Posted on 10 Feb

Midlife fitness linked to brain volume two decades later

Neurology: Midlife exercise blood pressure, heart rate, and fitness related to brain volume 2 decades later. A US study of over 1,000 healthy people has linked markers of poorer physical fitness in midlife with a smaller brain volume almost two decades later. The findings are published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday 10 February 2015. […]

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Posted on 09 Feb

Basingstoke Mother and daughter take on London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Jan Cridland, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon with her daughter this April to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Jan, 59, who has worked at HSBC in Basingstoke for 40 years, decided to run the race in memory of her father, Derek Hill. He passed away […]

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