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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...
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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,...
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‘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...
Retinal imaging technology for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Retinal imaging technology for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

A new breakthrough technology could help early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. This innovative imaging technology – retinal hyperspectral imaging – allows for the analysis of...
Could the use of a telemedicine platform improve the study of dementia?

Could the use of a telemedicine platform improve the study of dementia?

The Boston hospital is partnering with Fruit Street Health to use the latter's telemedicine platform to help those at risk of developing dementia develop...

Common nutrient may help combat Alzheimer’s disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) according to a new study. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his...
Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviours

Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviours

Sleep and other behavioural topics are growing within Alzheimer’s disease research, according to a new report released by Elsevier. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and...

New research could help develop ways to detect risk of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have recently discovered that people who carry a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease find it more difficult accessing recently...
How does a dementia protein become dysfunctional?

How does a dementia protein become dysfunctional?

University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to shed a light on how dementia protein can become dysfunctional. Using a super-resolution microscopy to observe...
Aggregating amyloid proteins play a key part in Alzheimer's disease

Aggregating amyloid proteins play a key part in Alzheimer’s disease

Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet have discovered that viruses can bind a special class of proteins called amyloid proteins that play a part in...

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