6 highlights from the 2022 Alzheimer’s Research UK conference
The UK’s largest dementia research conference returns. Read about 6 highlights including Think Gut Health, diet and Scott Mitchell’s speech.
Think Gut Health?
So how can the gut have far reaching effects on our body and health, and even affect processes in the brain?
Making the case for treatments for agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease
Treatments to slow down or prevent the diseases that cause dementia are crucial if we are to successfully tackle this major global health challenge, and Alzheimer’s Research UK is committed to fulfilling this ambition.
A higher resting heart rate linked with increased incidence of dementia
Researchers have linked an elevated resting heart rate with an increased risk of dementia.
Dementia charity launches scientific review to understand benefits and risk of sport
Alzheimer’s Research UK is undertaking a comprehensive review into the links between sport and dementia risk. The announcement comes today (Wednesday 24 November), with the charity partnering with The Health Policy Partnership to carry out the six-month project.
Spending Review a missed opportunity for dementia research
Alzheimer’s Research UK has accused the government of leaving behind the nearly 1 million people with dementia after missing the opportunity to deliver on their pledge to double funding for dementia research.
Five things we learned at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Conference 2021
It was fantastic to see so many clinicians engaging with each other and discussing a range of key topics across the clinical landscape during the Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Conference 2021. We made the decision to hold the event virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite not being together in person, with more than…
What is involved in dementia research?
When dementia research hits the headlines, it tends to be about results from late-stage clinical trials where a new treatment or diagnostic tool is close to a breakthrough. While this type of research is particularly exciting, many other stages of research have taken place behind the scenes to get that study to the last crucial phase.
Liver protein causes Alzheimer’s changes in mice
Research in mice suggests amyloid produced in the liver can result in brain changes associated with disease
Mentally stimulating jobs linked to lower dementia risk, study suggests
New research suggests that people with mentally stimulating jobs may be less likely to develop dementia, and less likely to have certain proteins in their blood that may affect the brain’s ability to form new connections between cells.