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People with dementia in rural communities increasingly isolated, says Alzheimer’s Society

Charity launches guide urging individuals and organisations in rural communities to take action to become more dementia friendly, for Dementia Action Week (21-27 May)
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National Institutes of Health scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson’s

National Institutes of Health scientists develop new brain disease test for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies The group, led by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), tested 60 cerebral spinal fluid samples, including 12 from people with Parkinson’s disease, 17 from...
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An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...
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Time for a change of tack on drug development for neurodegenerative diseases?

UCB's Duncan McHale outlines why reclassification might be a good idea to boost drug development for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing global challenge, as medical advances ensure more individuals live longer. By 2020 there will be more than 40 million people in the world...

PET imaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Prof. Dr Axel Rominger from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich on how neurodegenerative diseases can be studied through PET imaging
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Dementia as a progressive condition

The Alzheimer's Society in the UK provides a fascinating glimpse into the most dementia as a progressive condition and its common forms

Can a new light-based therapy help with Alzheimer’s disease?

Prof Michael R Hamblin of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses a new light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Finding effective treatments for vascular dementia

Dr Doug Brown, Director of Research, Alzheimer’s Society provides details on the research into vascular dementia and explains why more work is needed Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia, accounting for almost one fifth of all cases. By 2025, it is estimated there will be 250,000...

Tackling cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Ai-Ling Lin PhD, of The Lin Brain Lab talks about the reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease with comprehensive and personalised nutrition Alzheimer’s disease (AD) represents the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60% to 80% of all dementia cases. There are currently only a few interventions that...

Pharmacogenomics of polypharmacy in Alzheimer’s disease

Ramón Cacabelos of EuroEspes Biomedical Research Center details how the incorporation of pharmacogenomics to treat Alzheimer’s patients is crucial
Dementia research: Translating knowledge into new treatments

Dementia research: Translating knowledge into new treatments

Chief Executive Hilary Evans highlights how Alzheimer’s Research UK is helping advance dementia research, but warns there is still more to be done
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Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people...
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Making personal budgets dementia friendly

A sea change is needed among local authorities to make personal budgets dementia friendly, argues George McNamara of the Alzheimer’s Society People with dementia and their families tell us of the very real impact personal budgets have had on their lives – from the 85 year old woman who returned...
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The role of small heat shock proteins in human diseases

Professor Serena Carra and her collaborators are investigating the important role of small heat shock proteins in age-related neurodegenerative diseases Cells are frequently exposed to stress conditions that can damage their proteome, with consequences for their viability. To maintain a healthy proteome and preserve cell function, cells evolved a protein...
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Time for a change of tack on drug development for neurodegenerative diseases?

UCB's Duncan McHale outlines why reclassification might be a good idea to boost drug development for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing global challenge, as medical advances ensure more individuals live longer. By 2020 there will be more than 40 million people in the world...
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Alzheimer’s as a spectrum disorder: The promise of precision medicine

Emory University’s Stuart Zola considers the case for classifying Alzheimer’s disease as a spectrum disorder and the promise of precision medicine as an intervention Alzheimer’s disease (AD) traditionally has been viewed as a one-size-fits-all medical condition. Thinking of Alzheimer’s as a single disease state assumes that there is a single...
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Alzheimer’s disease: Treatment failures and future directions

A paradigm shift is needed if researchers are to find a successful for treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, argues Ai-Ling Lin of the Lin Brain Lab Alzheimer’s disease (AD) represents the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 50-75% of all dementia cases. AD is becoming increasingly common as the global...

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