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Who is most at risk of dementia?

Dr Laura PhippsClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

Dementia is the most feared diagnosis in the over 55s in the UK, affecting around 850,000 people across the country. You often ask us why some people develop the condition and others don’t, and whether it’s possible to predict who will go on to get dementia. Predicting who will develop dementia is not an easy […]

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The immune system – a wolf in sheep’s clothing in Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

Our immune systems are vital for keeping us healthy. This complex defence mechanism is made up of an army of millions of cells circulating in the blood and patrolling in our tissues. This army is made up of ‘battalions’ of cells with slightly different roles in identifying, alerting, destroying and clearing up damage in our […]

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Is Alzheimer’s written in your genes?

Dr Laura PhippsClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeever

Research updates from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 This week dementia researchers from six continents, hundreds of research institutions and countless different backgrounds have made their way to Toronto for the world’s largest meeting of dementia researchers – the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016. Clinicians and pharmacologists will rub shoulders with cell biologists and geneticists […]

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My nanna: jellybeans, buses and jigsaws

Sean McGregor

Sean McGregor and his girlfriend Mia Rawlinson will be cycling the length of Britain this summer to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Northumbria University students will be cycling nearly 1,200 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, which will take over two and a half weeks. Here, Sean explains why they chose to […]

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