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Posted on 03 Nov

Height linked to increased dementia risk

New research from Edinburgh scientists suggests people who are shorter may have a slightly increased risk of dying with dementia.

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Posted on 31 Oct

Study shows key role for tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study has shed light on how a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein may cause brain cells to die.

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Posted on 29 Oct

Traumatic brain injury linked to increased dementia risk

A large study in the United States suggests that traumatic head injury in mid-life onwards can increase dementia risk.

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Posted on 29 Oct

Dementia is the leading cause of death in women

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics on the 29 October indicate that dementia is the leading cause of death in women.

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Posted on 26 Oct

Cocoa flavanols may boost blood flow in the brain in older people

A small clinical trial has shown that in older people, a diet supplemented with cocoa flavanols may help blood flow in a brain region important for memory.

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Posted on 26 Oct

EPSRC announces new dementia diagnosis research projects

Over £8m of funding for projects to improve the early detection and diagnosis of dementia has been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Posted on 15 Oct

A bad night’s sleep linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

A study from researchers in Italy suggests a link between sleep quality and cognitive decline in people who have Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published on 13 October in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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Posted on 13 Oct

Testing new drugs in ‘Alzheimer’s in a dish’

Researchers have developed a new ‘Alzheimer’s in a dish’ technique that could allow new treatments to be tested rapidly and cheaply. The study is published on 12 October in the journal Nature.

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Posted on 07 Oct

Measuring blood delivery to the brain may help to predict risk of dementia

Brain scanning technique picks up changes in brain blood flow in people who go on to develop memory problems.

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Posted on 06 Oct

Neuroscience trio awarded Nobel Prize for discovering ‘brain GPS’

Three researchers awarded Nobel Prize for discovering the brain cells that help us navigate our environment.

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