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Working to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Dr Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging within the U.S. National Institutes of Health, explores the importance of working together to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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Addressing hearing loss could reduce the risk of Dementia

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day, hearing aid provider, Oticon, explains why successfully addressing hearing loss could reduce the risk of early on-set dementia
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Dementia care at The University of Salford

The Salford Institute for Dementia, based at The University of Salford aims to improve the lives of people affected by dementia, as this detailed analysis reveals
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Why more investment is needed to put people at the heart of dementia research

Colin Capper, Head of Research Development and Evaluation at Alzheimer’s Society, discusses why greater investment is needed in today’s dementia care research
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Autonomous in Old Age – Pfalzklinikum Day Centers for the Elderly

Pfalzklinikum is a service provider for mental health in the Palatinate in Southwest Germany. Its three certified day centers for the elderly focus on the promotion of cognitive and motoric skills.
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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.
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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

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
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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
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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 were...
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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 home after...
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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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