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Posted on 12 Mar

Diet, exercise and cognitive training show benefits for older people

A randomised controlled trial of diet, exercise and cognitive training in older people at higher risk of dementia has shown a reduction in cognitive decline over two years. The research, led by scientists in Finland and Sweden, will now continue to see whether the volunteers also have a lower risk of dementia. The findings are […]

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Posted on 11 Mar

Exercise may reduce risk of movement problems linked to age-related brain damage

Neurology: Physical activity, motor function, and white matter hyperintensity burden in healthy older adults Researchers in the US have suggested that older people who take part in daily physical activity may be reducing the likelihood of movement problems linked to small areas of blood vessel damage in the brain. These small points of damage show […]

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Posted on 11 Mar

Devon student to speak at UK’s largest dementia research conference

A student, hailing from Okehampton, Devon, will present his latest findings at the UK’s largest dementia research conference. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015 is the biggest meeting of dementia research experts in the country and takes place in London on 10-11 March. Alan Stepto will take to the stage to share his results with […]

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Posted on 11 Mar

Edinburgh scientist to speak at UK’s largest dementia research conference

A researcher from the University of Edinburgh is taking time out from experiments today to present her latest findings at the UK’s largest dementia research conference. The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015 is the biggest meeting of dementia research experts in the country and takes place in London on 10-11 March. Dr Tara Spires-Jones will […]

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Posted on 10 Mar

Manchester scientist shares findings at UK’s top dementia research conference

Over 400 of the country’s leading dementia researchers will hear from University of Manchester PhD student Robert Andrew today (Tue 10 March), as he shares his latest findings at the UK’s largest dementia research conference. He will present his research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015 in London. […]

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Posted on 09 Mar

Belfast scientists join forces to share dementia research with the public

Scientists from Northern Ireland will come together on Thursday 26 March to hold a free public meeting to discuss current dementia research.  The meeting will involve short talks from clinicians and researchers, allowing members of the public to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Television presenter Sarah Travers will chair the […]

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Posted on 09 Mar

Leading expert calls for improved vascular health to reduce dementia risk

A leading dementia expert will call for greater attention to be paid to vascular health to help protect the brain this week, when he presents his latest findings at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015. The conference, which takes place in London on 10 and 11 March is the biggest meeting of dementia research experts […]

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Posted on 06 Mar

Leading research funders build on global initiative with new nearly $2 million commitment to study commonalities of neurodegenerative diseases

Together, leading funders of research in the US, Canada and the UK are advancing a global funding initiative aimed at better understanding the similarities and differences between progressive brain-deteriorating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, with an expanded partnership and increased funding. The programme, Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND), is a joint initiative of the […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

How do we tackle the dementia ‘time-bomb’? University to host public Q&A

How are scientists trying to defeat dementia? What causes it and what support is available to dementia carers? The public are invited to find out the very latest on this debilitating disease during a special Question Time-style event at the University of Reading on Wednesday 18th March. Jamie Anderson, son of legendary Thunderbirds creator Gerry […]

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Posted on 02 Mar

Study reveals hallmark Alzheimer’s protein in young adult brains

Researchers in the US have found that small amounts of a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid, may be present inside some brain cells in healthy younger adults. The study is published on Monday 2 March in the journal Brain. In Alzheimer’s, a protein called amyloid changes shape, forming toxic fragments. These fragments of amyloid begin to […]

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