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Posted on 13 Jul

Poor sleep linked to dementia risk in older veterans

New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 suggests that sleep disturbances in older veterans may be a risk factor for dementia.

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Posted on 13 Jul

More evidence that exercise can be a protective factor for dementia

Two studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014, have concluded that physical activity at certain points of life may help to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Posted on 13 Jul

Card games linked to better memory and larger brain volume

New research has linked participation in mentally stimulating activities, such as card games, with larger brain volumes and better cognitive scores.

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Posted on 13 Jul

Interim trial results: cataract surgery slows cognitive decline in dementia

Interim trial results reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest that surgery to remove cataracts could help slow memory decline in people with dementia.

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Posted on 12 Jul

Early studies indicate eye tests may be able to detect Alzheimer’s

Two studies presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference have led to early stage development of eye tests that may aid Alzheimer’s detection.

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Posted on 12 Jul

Could sense of smell be a clue to early Alzheimer’s?

New research suggests that changes in the ability to detect odours could be an early indication of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 11 Jul

University of Nottingham to host free public meeting on dementia

Scientists in the Alzheimer’s Research UK Nottingham network have organised a free public meeting to inform people about progress being made in dementia research in their area

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Posted on 09 Jul

App launched to speed up dementia diagnosis

Clinicians in Plymouth, UK and Sydney, Australia have developed an iPad app aimed at helping healthcare professionals to diagnose dementia.

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Posted on 07 Jul

UK researchers take new steps towards Alzheimer’s blood test

Researchers at King’s College London and co-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK have announced a panel of 10 proteins that could form a blood test to predict those most likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

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Posted on 03 Jul

Calls for increased investment in Alzheimer’s drug trials as study reveals a 99.6% failure rate

A study in the US has shown that nearly all clinical trials for potential Alzheimer’s drugs have failed, highlighting the need for increased investment in drug discovery initiatives aimed at treating the condition.

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