We live in an age where information has never been easier to find, or harder to trust. When it comes to brain health, separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy – so let’s examine some common myths and put the record straight.
CT, MRI, fMRI, EEG and SPECT are all ways that doctors and scientists image the brain, but what do these letters mean, how do they work, and what do they show?
Staying sharp is one of our three simple rules for better brain health, but what does this mean in practice?
You may have read news stories about a link between air pollution and neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. But what’s the nature of this link?
In 2020, a study reviewing risk factors for dementia suggested people with unaddressed midlife hearing loss may be up to five times more likely to have the condition than those without hearing loss.
Getting a good night’s sleep can help us feel sharper and healthier, but the links between sleep and dementia are complex. In this post we explore the latest research.
Our 2021 Dementia Attitudes Monitor shows that although knowledge of the diseases that cause the condition is improving, understanding of how we can influence dementia risk, and particularly the link between heart and brain health, is lagging behind.
Alzheimer’s Research UK strive to tackle the misconceptions that surround dementia. One way we achieve this is through the production of our free dementia health information.
Sometimes it feels like almost everything we do, eat and drink can affect our risk of developing a disease. The list feels endless and sometimes overwhelming. And dementia is no different.
So, we’ve answered the most common questions we get about risk!
The recent release of the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ shows that dementia can affect people in many ways. Sometimes more physically than the memory and thinking changes many often associate with dementia. One type that affects people differently is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a condition that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams lived with for many years.