Researcher in Lancaster secures funding to improve knowledge of obesity and dementia risk
A researcher from Lancaster University has been awarded just under £350,000 to embark on a major research project over four years looking at the links between obesity in parents and the effect to their children’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
Newcastle scientists get £720k to research dementia with Lewy bodies
Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced £720k of new funding for Newcastle researchers across two major projects to boost research into dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the third most common cause of the dementia.
Sport and brain injury: charity launches research priorities and funding to close knowledge gaps
New report outlines research priorities to fill knowledge gaps between sport, physical activity, long-term brain injury and dementia.
Building cognitive reserve could protect against memory and thinking decline, even with low childhood cognition scores
New research suggests that people who develop high ‘cognitive reserve’ by the time they reach 69 years old may reduce their likelihood of memory and thinking decline, even with low childhood cognitive abilities.
High blood pressure during pregnancy linked to an increased risk of dementia
Research presented today (Wednesday 3 August) at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) finds a link between women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy and a greater risk of developing dementia
Research into Alzheimer’s enters crucial phase, as clinical trial results presented at major conference
Updates from clinical trials presented at world’s largest dementia research conference
Experience of racism linked with poorer memory and thinking, as charity commits to targeting health and research inequalities
Researchers present findings that people who experience racism more likely to have poorer memory in middle-age and old-age
Studies investigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on memory and thinking changes
Research presented today (Sunday 31 July) at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on memory and thinking.
Physical activity including household chores and DIY linked to lower dementia risk
Researchers in China have found that vigorous physical activity, whether for leisure, work or through household chores is associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia.
Diet high in ultra-processed foods linked to a higher risk of dementia
Researchers in China have found a link between a diet containing ultra-processed foods and an increased risk of developing dementia.