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Posted on 12 Nov

Study suggests B vitamin supplements do not improve memory in older people

A clinical trial of almost 3,000 older people has found no benefit of vitamin B12 on memory and thinking over a two year period.

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Posted on 05 Nov

Potential Alzheimer’s antibody crosses blood-brain barrier in primates

A US study has shown that an antibody being explored for its potential to fight Alzheimer’s disease is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier in non-human primates.

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Posted on 04 Nov

Diabetes drug could be used in treatment of Alzheimer’s, mouse study reveals

A study in mice has suggested that diabetes drugs may be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 03 Nov

Height linked to increased dementia risk

New research from Edinburgh scientists suggests people who are shorter may have a slightly increased risk of dying with dementia.

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Posted on 31 Oct

Study shows key role for tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study has shed light on how a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein may cause brain cells to die.

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Posted on 29 Oct

Traumatic brain injury linked to increased dementia risk

A large study in the United States suggests that traumatic head injury in mid-life onwards can increase dementia risk.

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Posted on 29 Oct

Dementia is the leading cause of death in women

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics on the 29 October indicate that dementia is the leading cause of death in women.

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Posted on 26 Oct

Cocoa flavanols may boost blood flow in the brain in older people

A small clinical trial has shown that in older people, a diet supplemented with cocoa flavanols may help blood flow in a brain region important for memory.

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Posted on 26 Oct

EPSRC announces new dementia diagnosis research projects

Over £8m of funding for projects to improve the early detection and diagnosis of dementia has been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Posted on 15 Oct

A bad night’s sleep linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

A study from researchers in Italy suggests a link between sleep quality and cognitive decline in people who have Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published on 13 October in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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