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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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Posted on 18 Jan

Study suggests cancer drugs may hold promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Nature Medicine: PD-1 immune checkpoint blockade reduces pathology and improves memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers in Israel have found that a class of drugs used to treat cancer can help to improve memory in mice with features of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published on Monday 18 January in the journal Nature […]

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Posted on 18 Jan

Award-winning actor urges nation to #sharetheorange to challenge attitudes to condition

Actor Christopher Eccleston is urging people to share a new thought-provoking animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK which confronts misunderstanding around dementia using only an orange. The online film is fronted by the award-winning star, whose father Ronnie died with vascular dementia following a 14-year battle with the disease. Using stop motion, the 90 second video, […]

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Posted on 08 Jan

Blocking brain inflammation improves memory in Alzheimer’s mice

A study, published today in the journal Brain, has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against memory and behaviour changes seen in mice with features of Alzheimer’s disease. The research was jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alzheimer’s Research UK. It was originally […]

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Posted on 15 Dec

Alzheimer’s Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers

Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new report highlighting the […]

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Posted on 25 Nov

Cardiff team in £170k dementia funding boost

A research team at Cardiff University has been awarded almost £170,000 for a pioneering project to understand the biology of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, funded by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, gets underway this month aiming to reveal key insights into the devastating disease, which could direct the development of new treatments. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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Posted on 24 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches website explaining dementia to children

Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a website called ‘Dementia Explained’ to help young people better understand dementia as a new poll reveals that nearly three in ten parents in the UK say their children aged 18 and under have felt the impact of the condition. The website, www.dementiaexplained.org , provides child-friendly dementia information focusing on […]

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