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Posted on 14 Jan

Eye test may ‘transform’ Alzheimer’s diagnosis

British scientists have developed a new technique for measuring brain cell death in real time in animals. If the technique can be developed to be used in people, it could offer hope for way to diagnose Alzheimer’s at an early stage.

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Posted on 13 Jan

Worcestershire fundraiser bags money for Alzheimer’s

Enterprising fundraiser, Charlotte Carver, from Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire, has designed The Charity Shopper bag with the aim of raising money for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust as well as the Mental Health Foundation and Wellbeing of Women.

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Posted on 13 Jan

Blood pressure drugs lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Boston University have found that drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease could delay or prevent Alzheimer’s.

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Posted on 13 Jan

Loss of smell may predict Alzheimer’s

US scientists working with mice have linked a loss of smell function with the build up of amyloid, the toxic protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 08 Jan

3k raised by charity football match in memory of Stuart Flood

Snow didn’t stop play on Boxing Day when a charity football match went ahead at the Llantwit Fardre Football Club, in Tonteg, near Pontypridd, in memory of 28 year old care worker Stuart Flood, who died suddenly in November.

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Posted on 07 Jan

Early trial results for Alzheimer’s ‘medical food’

A new trial published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia shows that Souvenaid, a multinutrient drink, could improve memory in patients with mild Alzheimer’s.

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Posted on 07 Jan

Diabetes triples dementia risk for some older people

Older people with mild memory loss are three times more likely to develop dementia if they also have diabetes, a group of Alzheimer’s Research Trust scientists at King’s College London have shown.

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Posted on 07 Jan

Brain scan predicts memory loss

Research published today in Neurology suggests that a new type of brain scan, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), could predict memory performance in healthy people. Further research into the technique could lead to better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s diseas

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Posted on 06 Jan

Long-term exposure to mobile phone signals “reverses memory impairment” in mice

A new University of South Florida study in mice suggests that long-term exposure to the electromagnetic waves associated with mobile phones may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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