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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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Posted on 29 Jul

Mid-life alcohol consumption linked to cognitive problems in later life

A new study has found that people with harmful levels of alcohol consumption in mid-life are more likely to have severe cognitive problems in later life.

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Posted on 28 Jul

Improvements in living conditions and equality help to reduce the gender gap in memory and thinking skills

Research shows that improved access to education and living conditions are more beneficial to women in terms of memory and thinking skills.

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Posted on 17 Jul

Arthritis drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s down

A drug that is commonly used for arthritis has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.

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Posted on 16 Jul

A third ‘partner in crime’ in Alzheimer’s disease

Amyloid and tau are the two major proteins shown to play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 shows that the build-up of a third protein, TDP-43, may also cause memory and thinking problems.

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Posted on 16 Jul

New brain scan to pick up early memory loss

Work presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 suggests that build-up of a protein called tau in the brain, known to be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, is associated with worsening memory score tests over time in healthy individuals.

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Posted on 16 Jul

START therapy reduces anxiety and depression in dementia carers

A new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 shows that eight sessions of psychological therapy can help reduce anxiety and depression in people caring for a family member with dementia.

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