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Posted on 13 Jun

Setback for Alzheimer’s drug in final-stage trial

Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca have announced that they are ending two trials of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug lanebecestat. The announcement comes after an analysis indicated the drug was unlikely to meet the aims of the trial. Lanebecestat belongs to a class of drugs known as BACE inhibitors which are designed to reduce the build-up of […]

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Posted on 30 May

Exercise linked to better thinking skills in older people

Neurology Clinical Practice: Exercise for cognitive brain health in aging A review of research into the effect of exercise on memory and thinking skills, suggests that physical exercise programmes could help to improve brain function in older people. The findings are published today (Wednesday 30 May) in the journal, Neurology Clinical Practice. Scientists from the […]

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Posted on 29 May

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Belfast

Scientists in Belfast are inviting members of the public to a free event on Tuesday 12 June from 5.15-8.30pm 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 Belfast […]

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Posted on 29 May

Dementia researchers invite public to free research open day

Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free event on Friday 15 June from 10am-3:35pm, to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be various talks from scientists and doctors at the forefront of research into the condition. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 25 May

London woman with rare dementia to share experience at dedicated event

Grandmother Trina Armstrong will talk about her experience of living with a rare form of dementia at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show at London Olympia. Trina, who lives with and is supported by her husband Graeme, was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) in 2013. They will share their journey from pre-diagnosis to now at the […]

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Posted on 22 May

Pioneering studies in Exeter funded by leading dementia research charity

Researchers in Exeter have received a £50,000 funding boost for pioneering dementia research in the city. The announcement of this new funding comes during Dementia Action Week, a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to get involved with efforts to help people living with the disease. Dementia is the name […]

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Posted on 22 May

Pioneering research in Bristol gets funding boost from leading dementia charity

Researchers from the University of Bristol have received a £240,000 funding boost for pioneering dementia research in the city. The announcement of the new funding for projects comes during Dementia Action Week, a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of dementia and encouraging people to get involved in efforts to help people living with the […]

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Posted on 22 May

Leading dementia research charity gives Newcastle £50k funding boost

Newcastle scientists have received £50,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for an innovative research project investigating the links between sleep and 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. Dementia with […]

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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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