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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...
Introducing the launch of the sleep disturbances and dementia research unit

Introducing the launch of the sleep disturbances and dementia research unit

Scientists at the University of East Anglia, UK, will investigate the link between sleep disturbances and dementia research at a new state-of-the-art sleep unit. Sleep...
Aducanumab trials for Alzheimer’s disease stopped early

Aducanumab trials for Alzheimer’s disease stopped early

Pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai announced they are to discontinue two phase III Aducanumab trials of the Alzheimer’s drug. The ENGAGE and EMERGE trials were...
Did you know one of curcumin benefits includes preventing Alzheimer’s?

Did you know one of curcumin benefits includes preventing Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at Warwick University believe preventing Alzheimer’s may come sooner than you think - with preliminary studies showing positive results of curcumin benefits. The natural...
What’s the link between Alzheimer’s disease and head injuries?

What’s the link between Alzheimer’s disease and head injuries?

According to the researchers at University of Eastern Finland, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have a higher risk of experiencing head injuries. Published in Journal of...
Cannabis-based medicine to be tested in Azheimer’s trial

Cannabis-based medicine to be tested in Azheimer’s trial

Alzheimer’s Research UK is committing nearly £300,000 (~€341,000) for a landmark phase II clinical trial of Sativex®, a cannabis-based medicine licensed in the UK. The...
Dementia Consortium welcomes £9.5 million dementia drug discovery collab

Dementia Consortium welcomes £9.5 million dementia drug discovery collab

The Dementia Consortium welcomes Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda and Evotec to join the unique £9.5 million (~€10.85m) charity-industry dementia drug discovery collaboration. This second...
Brain regions unlocked for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Brain regions unlocked for those with Alzheimer’s disease

The largest dataset regarding brain regions has been produced by researchers from the University of Manchester, showing differences in healthy brains and those with...
Symptoms of memory loss could be symptoms of impaired hearing

Symptoms of memory loss could be symptoms of impaired hearing

Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of memory loss should also consider that they may have impaired hearing. Published in the Canadian Journal on...
Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who move more may preserve their thinking skills and experience memory improvement. Memory improvement is said...
Is personalised medicine for neurodegenerative disorders on the horizon?

Is personalised medicine for neurodegenerative disorders on the horizon?

According to UT Southwestern, USA, new discoveries focusing on neurodegenerative disorders predict ability to forecast dementia from a single molecule. By recently identifying the molecular...
Unexplored gene recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer's disease treatment

Unexplored gene recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease treatment

New tech reveals DNA in neurons are 'mixed and matched', therefore the gene recombination could be a new form of Alzheimer's disease treatment. According to...

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