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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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Posted on 03 Feb

Head injury link to Alzheimer’s brain changes

Neurology: Amyloid pathology and axonal injury after brain trauma Researchers in London have found evidence of a hallmark Alzheimer’s disease protein building up in the brains of middle-aged people with brain injuries. The study is published on Wednesday 3 February in the journal Neurology. The study was carried out by a team at Imperial College […]

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Posted on 02 Feb

Seafood consumption linked to lower levels of Alzheimer’s hallmark features

JAMA: Association of seafood consumption, brain mercury level and APOEɛ4 status with brain neuropathology in older adults A team of scientists in the US has found a link between seafood consumption and lower levels of Alzheimer’s-related features in the brains of people carrying a genetic risk factor of the disease. The research was published in […]

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Posted on 01 Feb

Study links weight changes and risk of memory problems

JAMA Neurology: Decline in Weight and Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment Researchers in the US have found that weight loss after middle age may be linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking problems in later life. The study is published on Monday 1 February in the journal JAMA Neurology. The study, run by researchers at the […]

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Posted on 28 Jan

Brain growth factor linked to slower cognitive decline

Neurology: Higher brain BDNF gene expression is associated with slower cognitive decline in older adult Researchers in the US have found an association between the BDNF gene and a slower rate of cognitive decline in people with dementia. The research was published in the journal Neurology on 27 January 2016. The researchers followed 535 volunteers […]

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Posted on 27 Jan

Norfolk firefighter to run Cambridge Half Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A quantity surveyor and firefighter from Norfolk is running the Cambridge Half Marathon to raise £250 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Adam Sheward is taking on the challenge for his 82-year-old grandad Jim who was diagnosed with vascular dementia nearly five years ago. He is also running for his fiancée Georgie whose grandad is living with […]

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Posted on 27 Jan

Bradley’s Estate Agents raise more than £5,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Bradley’s Estate Agents, whose head office is in Exmouth, has raised more than £5,000 for their charity partner Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Each of Bradley’s Estate Agents’ South West branches have been challenging themselves to raise £300 as part of their Target 300 challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK, their 2015 […]

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Posted on 25 Jan

Sheffield 5km-a-day runner takes on new challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Chris Wright, a web developer from Sheffield, recently completed an amazing challenge of running 5km every day in 2015 in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 47-year-old has now decided to beat his 2015 record by running 2,016km in 2016 while continuing to support the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Chris, who now lives in […]

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Posted on 22 Jan

NHS England to trial new dementia technologies in ‘test bed’ scheme

NHS England has announced today that a series of projects aimed at improving health – including schemes to support people with dementia – are among the first to be trialled as part of its ‘test bed’ programme. Five test bed sites across England will evaluate different technologies and tools to gather evidence about their impact, […]

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Posted on 19 Jan

Focus on Dementia report highlights increase in Alzheimer’s drug prescriptions

A new report released today shows that Alzheimer’s drug prescriptions have increased six times in the last decade, the proportion of people receiving a dementia diagnosis has increased over the last year by 112 per 100,000, and 39 per cent of carers who looked after someone with dementia spent 100 or more hours each week […]

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