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Behind the headlines: can one in three dementia cases be prevented?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

‘How can I prevent dementia?’ is one of the most common questions we hear at Alzheimer’s Research UK. And no wonder: without treatments to affect the underlying diseases, it’s natural for people to look for ways to stave off the condition. It’s also hugely important for government, as action to help people reduce their dementia […]

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Could your health data help power dementia research?

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen Davies

The power of medical data took centre stage at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London yesterday, as delegates heard from Prof Sir Simon Lovestone about some inspiring studies that are helping to bring real insights to our understanding of dementia. Prof Lovestone, one of the Lead Academic Scientists at our Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, […]

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The hunt for Alzheimer’s treatments – amyloid and beyond

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

Dr Alois Alzheimer caught the first glimpse of amyloid plaques in the brain in 1906. Over a century later, the amyloid protein remains at the centre of efforts to understand and tackle Alzheimer’s disease. But should it be? We know there are other brain changes involved in Alzheimer’s and some people think these could be […]

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What do we know about head injury and dementia?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

In recent months, there have been a number of reports in the media on the emerging link between blows to the head, contact sports and dementia. This week at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 we had the opportunity to hear from scientists to learn what research is going on. What is the link between blows […]

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