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Posted on 21 May

Aston University receives funding boost from leading dementia research charity

Researchers from Aston University in Birmingham have received £50,000 for pioneering dementia research. The announcement comes during Dementia Action Week, a national initiative aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to join efforts to help those affected by the condition. Everything we think, say feel and do is the result of messages being […]

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Posted on 21 May

Cardiff gets £50k funding boost from leading dementia research charity

Scientists in Cardiff have received a £50,000 boost in new funding for an innovative research project exploring the genetics of dementia. The announcement comes during Dementia Action Week, a national initiative aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to join efforts to help those affected by the condition. Genes are the instructions for […]

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Posted on 21 May

Sheffield scientists get £150K boost for pioneering dementia research

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have received nearly £150K of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The announcement comes on Dementia Action Week, a national initiative that is challenging the public to get involved in efforts to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term that describes the symptoms […]

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Posted on 18 May

Big data reveals new Alzheimer’s risk genes

An international research team led by scientists at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Queensland, has identified three new genes linked to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK and also involving researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is published today (18 May) in […]

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Posted on 16 May

Study finds exercise gives no benefit to memory for people with dementia

BMJ:  Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial of moderate to high intensity exercise training for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial Scientists in the UK have found that a four-month high intensity physical training programme in people with dementia does not improve their memory or the ability to carry out everyday tasks but does improve […]

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Posted on 16 May

Study links better diet with a larger brain

Neurology: Better diet quality relates to larger brain tissue volumes. The Rotterdam Study. Researchers in the Netherlands have looked at the diet of a group of healthy adults, finding a link between better diet and larger brains in midlife. The study is published today (Wednesday 16 May 2018) in Neurology. Scientists studied over 4,000 middle-aged […]

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Posted on 16 May

Being wealthy is linked to reduced dementia risk

JAMA Psychiatry: Individual and Area-Based Socioeconomic Factors Associated With Dementia Incidence In England. Evidence From a 12-Year follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Researchers from University College London have found that increased wealth is related to a reduced risk of developing dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 16 May) in the scientific […]

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Posted on 09 May

US study links depression to memory problems

Neurology: Greater depressive symptoms, cognition, and markers of brain aging Scientists in the US have found a link between symptoms of depression and changes in memory. The findings are published today (Wednesday 9 May) in the scientific publication, Neurology. The researchers studied over 1,000 stroke-free volunteers, who completed tests of memory, thinking and depressive symptoms […]

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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Salford

Scientists in Salford and Manchester are inviting the public to a free event on Wednesday 23 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be interactive exhibits from researchers and local support organisations, lab tours and performances followed by a panel discussion with scientists and doctors at the forefront of research […]

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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers invite public to talks by leading experts

Scientists in Nottingham are inviting the public to a free event on Thursday 24 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be talks by leading professionals in the field including an opportunity for questions and discussion. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Midlands Network […]

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