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Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

A new study has demonstrated the ability of an experimental stem cell therapy to repair brain damage and improve memory function that can be...
Cutting-edge nanotechnology could lead to Alzheimer’s disease test

Cutting-edge nanotechnology could lead to Alzheimer’s disease test

A group of scientists have used cutting-edge nanotechnology to extract blood signal of neurodegeneration, which they hope could enable a test for early Alzheimer’s...
Drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s by preventing amyloid plaque build-up

Drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s by preventing amyloid plaque build-up

A novel drug has been demonstrated to prevent the build up of amyloid plaques in the brain – a major contributor to the development...
Substance could help develop Alzheimer’s medications

Substance could help develop Alzheimer’s medications

Scientists have confirmed that a common spasmolytic drug can suppress neuroinflammation and could lead to the development of medications against Alzheimer’s Disease. A team of...
Superstructures could help grow neurons for regenerative medicine

Superstructures could help grow neurons for regenerative medicine

Researchers have discovered a new printable biomaterial that could help create neurons for regenerative medicine to treat patients with neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord...
Less invasive method discovered for diagnosing potential for Alzheimer’s

Less invasive method discovered for diagnosing potential for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a less invasive and less costly method of diagnosing the potential for Alzheimer’s disease. The team has uncovered the novel diagnosis method...
Brain and spinal fluid changes indicate Alzheimer’s years before onset

Brain and spinal fluid changes indicate Alzheimer’s years before onset

New research has revealed that people who have a gene variant associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease also tend to have...
Predicting Alzheimer’s disease risk by testing memory

Predicting Alzheimer’s disease risk by testing memory

Testing people’s memory over four weeks could help to identify who is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research, led by a team...
Call for UK Government to protect rehabilitation services during COVID-19

Call for UK Government to protect rehabilitation services during COVID-19

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has called on the Government to protect staff working in rehabilitation services from redeployment and to provide...
Australian and UK researchers identify new dementia biomarker

Australian and UK researchers identify new dementia biomarker

Researchers have identified a new biomarker for dementia which they believe could lead to therapeutic treatments for the condition. Medical researchers in the UK and...
More research is needed into COVID-19 dementia deaths

More research is needed into COVID-19 dementia deaths

More research is needed to see whether the increased number of deaths from dementia in the UK is linked to the COVID-19 virus. Two-thirds of...
Predicting the risk of Alzheimer’s disease with AI

Predicting the risk of Alzheimer’s disease with AI

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately predict and diagnose the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a patient. The deep learning algorithm, developed by...
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease using gene-network tools

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease using gene-network tools

New research has found a novel way to identify genes that are implicated in the neurodegenerative disorder known as Alzheimer's disease using gene-network tools. Using...
Alzheimer's disease trial links high amyloid levels with early stage disease

Alzheimer’s disease trial links high amyloid levels with early stage disease

Findings from a new trial have highlighted that higher levels of the amyloid protein in the brain represent an early stage of Alzheimer's disease. The...
New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer’s disease

A new imaging technology method has been tested to help shed light on Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have tested a new imaging technology method to study...
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The number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050

According to a new report from Alzheimer Europe, the number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050, despite a marked reduction...
man with Alzheimer's being cared for

Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles

Alzheimer's disease causes degeneration and death of a person's brain cells, meaning a sufferer will slowly and progressively lose their memory. Guest writer, Holly Klamer,...
woman confused sat in chair with dementia

‘Dementia Moonshot’: New report highlights six areas of critical investment

Alzheimer’s Research UK has created an ambitious spending plan for the government’s ‘Dementia Moonshot’ funding pledge. Dementia is the nation’s biggest killer and has quickly...
New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

New study looks at the links between fitness and dementia

Those looking to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia in later life should think about their fitness regime. Are there links between fitness and dementia?...
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Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for more funding from NHS

Alzheimer's Research UK is calling on all political parties to drive forward efforts to find life-changing treatments for dementia – by urging them to...

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