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Posted on 14 Mar

Being fit in middle age linked to reduced dementia risk in later life

Swedish researchers have found that middle-aged women with high levels of physical fitness have a reduced risk of developing dementia. The findings are published today in the scientific journal, Neurology. Scientists measured the fitness of 191 Swedish women in with an average age of 50. The participants took part in a cycling test which recorded […]

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Posted on 12 Mar

£40m boost for UK Dementia Research Institute as government unveils Industrial Strategy funding

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has hailed the announcement of £40 million capital funding for the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as well as a £300m boost for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge that forms part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced today that an additional […]

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Posted on 06 Mar

Top dementia researchers awarded prestigious Brain Prize

Pioneering dementia researchers Professors John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Christian Haass and Michel Goedert have today been awarded the prestigious 2018 Brain Prize. The award honours outstanding contribution to neuroscience and recognises their innovative work on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease. The four leading researchers will share a collective prize of one […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

Better memory and thinking seen in over 85s despite high cholesterol

US scientists have found that high levels of cholesterol in people over the age of 85 is linked with a reduced decline in memory and thinking ability. The findings are published today in the scientific journal, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. High cholesterol levels are linked to cardiovascular disease and many studies have also linked it to […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Oxford

Scientists in Oxford are inviting members of the public to a free event on Saturday 17 March to hear more about current progress in dementia research. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition. The event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Network Centre, […]

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Posted on 02 Mar

Leading Cambridge-based charity at the heart of city’s science festival

This March, scientists in Cambridge are inviting the public to two free events to discuss the latest advances in dementia research. The public talks, supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the country’s leading dementia research charity, form part of Cambridge Science Festival, an annual celebration of science in the city. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s […]

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Posted on 01 Mar

Reframe Dementia multimedia art exhibition challenges misconceptions head on

From 15-18 March, a unique art exhibition exploring one of our most feared health conditions will open at gallery@oxo, hosted by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Open daily from 11am – 6pm until 18 March, Reframe Dementia will feature multimedia exhibits including striking photographic portraits, paintings, tapestries, music, virtual reality and […]

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Posted on 28 Feb

Changes in the eye connected to a decline in memory

Researchers in the US have found that changes in the blood vessels of the eye are associated with a greater decline in people’s memory and language skills over a 20-year period. Their findings are published today in the scientific journal, Neurology. It is difficult to look inside the brain to directly observe changes that might […]

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Posted on 27 Feb

Hearing loss linked with early stage memory problems

Abstract from AAN Annual Meeting: Relationship Between Central and Peripheral Presbycusis and Mild Cognitive Impairment in a Population-based Study of Southern Italy: The “Great Age Study” Scientists have linked a certain type of hearing loss to early memory and thinking problems known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers will present their findings at American Academy […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

Alcohol misuse linked to increased dementia risk

French and Canadian researchers have investigated a link between chronic alcohol misuse in people admitted to French hospitals and their dementia risk. Scientists found that there was a strong association between excessive alcohol consumption and increased risk of dementia. The findings are published today in the scientific journal Lancet Public Health. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head […]

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