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In the news: Can we prevent Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In the news today are reports of a study from the University of Cambridge suggesting a third of cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented. The researchers, in collaboration with teams in London and the US, studied seven of the most well-characterised risk factors for Alzheimer’s: Diabetes Midlife high blood pressure Midlife obesity Physical inactivity Depression […]

Challenge yourself

Ozge Gunes

I’m back in the UK and yes, I did it, I cycled 450km through Hanoi to Saigon. Met some amazing people and saw parts of Vietnam I wouldn’t have seen as a tourist on foot or in a car to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. We started off with a taster ride in Hanoi […]

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In the news: Blood test progress for Alzheimer’s

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In the news today is research by scientists at King’s College London and co-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK – one of our largest grants to date. The team has discovered a protein ‘fingerprint’ in blood that could predict whether someone with mild memory problems may go on to develop Alzheimer’s. Why do we need a […]

Cycling with dementia

Two Keen Cyclists

Our keen cyclist blogger has helped his friend who has dementia to keep enjoying cycling safely. He shares his experience on our Blog. When he was approaching 70, about five years ago, my friend of very many years began to show the first signs of dementia and now, unfortunately, he is well and truly incapacitated […]

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The failure rate of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s – why we need to raise our game

Dr Simon Ridley

This is a cross blog post with Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. Dementia is the name for a collection of many different conditions, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Alzheimer’s is characterised by a gradual decline in memory and changes in behaviour and communication. In the later stages, people often forget their friends and family […]

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Three things

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

I’m taking part in this year’s Big Walk, because five years ago my dad was diagnosed with dementia. I’m serious about defeating dementia so I’ll be fundraising in the coming weeks and be looking forward to what is going to be Alzheimer’s Research UK’s biggest ever Big Walk. This year I’m not only going to […]

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Alzheimer’s: An Engineer’s View

Fred Walker

For two years my family and friends had been asking me to write an account of the journey I made with Joan through Alzheimer’s disease. It wasn’t until Chris Pomfrett, a neurophysiologist, and I discussed the end product that he persuaded me to write the story and he would intersperse the probable neurological reasons for […]

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