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Posted on 26 Aug

Bath and Bristol join forces to share dementia research with the public

Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Bristol, along with colleagues from the NHS, will come together on 4 September to hold a free public meeting to discuss the changing landscape of dementia research.

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Posted on 22 Aug

Pomegranate extract reduces inflammation in brain cells

Scientists have found that a component in pomegranates reduces the inflammatory response in cells and tissue isolated from rat brains.

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Posted on 22 Aug

New dual-action compound explored as potential Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers in France have designed a new drug that is being investigated as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 21 Aug

Obesity in early or mid-life may increase dementia risk

A study from the University of Oxford suggests that being obese in early or mid-life may increase risk of dementia in later life.

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Posted on 06 Aug

Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease

Scientists part-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease.

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Posted on 06 Aug

Low vitamin D linked to increased dementia risk

A new study has shown that older people with low vitamin D levels may be more likely to develop dementia.

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Posted on 05 Aug

Study in mice suggests potential future treatment for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine in the US have discovered a new experimental drug which could potentially be investigated as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 04 Aug

High blood pressure in midlife linked to cognitive decline in later life

A new study has suggested that high blood pressure in midlife could predict cognitive decline in later life.

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Posted on 31 Jul

New insights into the link between depression and dementia

New research indicates that people with depressive symptoms in later life are more likely to develop dementia than those of a similar age without depression.

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Posted on 30 Jul

Recorded dementia cases in England increase 62% in seven years

Newly-released figures suggest that the number of recorded cases of dementia in England has risen 62% in the last seven years.

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