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How can wearables revolutionise the detection of dementia?

Dr Carol Routledge

Today we’re announcing an ambitious project that will transform research efforts and revolutionise the way we spot the early stages of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative is spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and brings together 14 leading research and support organisations, working to develop innovative ways to pick up […]

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How to guide: organise your own walk

Amy Gardner

Background: Ipswich Defeat Dementia Walk (IDDW) has been an established fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Research UK for the last three years, raising over £50,000. The walk attracts 70–120 people each year, taking on a minimum of ten miles across Ipswich in Suffolk. There are four members of the organising team, who all take on separate […]

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All you need to know about smoking and dementia

Katie Puckering

The World Health Organisation estimates that 14% of cases of dementia worldwide could be caused by smoking. While the number of adult smokers in the UK has dropped significantly in recent years, around 7.2 million people in the UK still smoke. Most people know that smoking leads to poor health and a substantially increased risk […]

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