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What dementia means for ethnic minorities in the UK

Baber Malik

It is reported that there are approximately 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 15,000 of whom come from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. The latter statistic is concerning because many of the people from BME groups living with dementia will receive no support or will be diagnosed too late for symptomatic treatments […]

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Amyloid and tau; partners in crime

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisLouise WalkerEmma O'Brien

Memory loss can be, for many families, the first sign that a loved-one is developing dementia. It is the most well-known symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, and often very distressing. But how are memories formed? And how does Alzheimer’s alter the way we remember? How are memories formed? The number of nerve cells in our brains […]

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Research round-up: AAIC Day Four

Science News Team

It’s the last full-day of scientific talks here at AAIC2014 and another opportunity for important discussions about research. Decoding the genetics of dementia Yesterday we heard about a large collaboration called IGAP (International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project), where teams from around the world are pooling samples to run the largest ever genetic studies in Alzheimer’s. […]

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