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Posted on 10 Dec

Bristol research reveals clues to dementia and Parkinson’s

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.

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Posted on 10 Dec

Sleep problems linked to poorer brain health

Research carried out in the United States suggests that a poor supply of oxygen to the brain during sleep could play a role in poor brain health and nerve cell death.

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Posted on 10 Dec

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches multi-million pound dementia trials fund

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.

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Posted on 04 Dec

Skin cells used to create nerve cells to study Alzheimer’s damage

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.

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Posted on 03 Dec

Traumatic brain injury linked to build-up of toxic proteins associated with dementia

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.

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Posted on 01 Dec

Diabetes and high blood sugar in midlife linked to cognitive decline in late life

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.

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Posted on 27 Nov

Cynicism in later life linked to dementia risk

Researchers have suggested that people who are highly cynical in later life are more at risk of developing dementia than people of the same age who are more trusting.

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Posted on 26 Nov

Report links coffee consumption to lower Alzheimer’s risk

A new report suggests that coffee may be linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 20 Nov

Computer model maps spread of toxic Alzheimer’s protein

Researchers in Canada have used a computer model to try to map the spread of toxic proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 19 Nov

Scientists develop potential blood test to detect Alzheimer’s early

A new blood test that could detect Alzheimer’s disease has been presented by researchers at the US Society of Neuroscience conference in Washington.

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