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Greater research investment is needed for a dementia breakthrough

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Policy and Research Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, discusses why more investment is needed in dementia research
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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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Dementia research: Early diagnosis of brain disorders

Jon Snaedal, professor in Geriatric Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland shares his expertise on dementia research including the early diagnosis of brain disorders
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Further investment given to dementia friendly communities in Scotland

Scottish charity the life Changes Trust has invested a further £2.5 million in communities that are dementia friendly
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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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Table Tennis Scotland batting for dementia

Table Tennis Scotland awarded £45,000 to become dementia friendly Table Tennis Scotland is receiving £35,000 from the Life Changes Trust and £10,000 from Sportscotland to become dementia friendly. Table Tennis Scotland successfully ran two pilot projects in Dundee and Haddington for over 50's with dementia and Parkinson's disease. As a result, they are now...
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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.

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...

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

Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally
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
Old and young woman make personal budgets dementia friendly

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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Dementia and disability could be prevented by changing three mid-life risk factors

According to new research, dementia and disability later in life could be prevented altogether by changing three mid-life risk factors Research by the ESRC and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that blood pressure control, adequate physical activity and maintenance of lung function could be key to tackling dementia and...

The cost of dementia

Julia Stuart of the Alzheimer’s Society sheds lights on the true cost of dementia on the UK’s finances and resources and what it means for care received. The Health Secretary’s ambitious aim to make the UK the most dementia-friendly society in the world by 2020 will fail without a dramatic...
Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

Being overweight reduces the risk of dementia

According to a new study being overweight can reduce the risk of getting dementia by 18 per cent Researchers from Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people who were overweight had less risk of getting dementia in later life. The study analysed the health...

Vitamin E could be beneficial in dementia

New research suggests a daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia. A study carried out by US researchers in the journal JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy...

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