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Researchers based in Bristol and London have uncovered a link between Lewy body diseases like Parkinson’s and the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s.
One year to the day since global health leaders met for the G8 Dementia Summit in London, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has launched a Global Clinical Trials Fund to fast-track research into new treatments for dementia.
Researchers in Sweden have used skin cells from people with Alzheimer’s to create nerve cells that can be used to model the disease in a dish.
Research in mice suggests that head injuries cause problems with waste clearance in the brain, which may lead to the build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia.
Researchers in the US have found that people who develop diabetes in midlife are more likely to show signs of cognitive decline 20 years later.
A new report suggests that coffee may be linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers in Canada have used a computer model to try to map the spread of toxic proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
A new blood test that could detect Alzheimer’s disease has been presented by researchers at the US Society of Neuroscience conference in Washington.