New research findings presented at a conference suggest that those who had COVID-19 are at increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Today (Monday 20 June) researchers from the UK have accurately predicted Alzheimer’s disease using a computerised approach coupled with MRI brain scans.
Today (Wednesday 8 June) researchers found those with heart conditions have an increased risk of dementia, even when they accounted for the impact of genetics.
Researchers investigating the effect of viruses on the brain found that shingles were not linked with an increased risk of dementia
Researchers from China and the UK have found that social isolation, but not loneliness, is linked to lower brain volume in regions associated with cognition and higher dementia risk.
A Scottish researcher based at the University of Dundee has received £235,000 to investigate how changes to the barrier between the blood supply and the brain contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers in the US have found that people who adopt seven health habits are less likely to develop dementia, regardless of their underlying genetic risk
Research has shown that the association between vascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and dementia varies with age
Today, Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced support for pioneering dementia research at the University of Oxford. The news comes during Dementia Action Week (16-22 May), a national campaign that encourages people to take action on dementia.
Dr Jurgen Muller from the University of Bradford has received £50,000 to support research looking at biological pathways that could protect the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.