A major goal of dementia research is to find treatments that will benefit the millions of people around the world living with the condition. At this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference we’ve heard results from a number of clinical trials – research studies designed to test whether potential treatments are safe and effective. Diseases like […]
Archive | July, 2015
It’s a common misconception that dementia is all about Alzheimer’s and that it’s all about memory loss. Alzheimer’s may be the most common cause of dementia and memory loss one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s but it’s nowhere near the whole picture of dementia. Here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in the […]
We’re hearing in the news that a new treatment designed to slow Alzheimer’s has shown benefit in one of the final stages of testing in people. So what’s going on?
As the number of people living with dementia grows, so does public awareness of the condition. According to a YouGov poll, dementia is now the most feared condition in over 55s in the UK. But why do some people develop the diseases that causes dementia, while others are spared? Yesterday, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association […]
You often ask us whether dementia researchers across the world talk to each other. Do researchers in the US talk to scientists in the UK? Do they share findings and resources? How do we know we’re not spending money on research in the UK that is already being done somewhere else in the world? These […]
This is a cross-post with Join Dementia Research. SILAD (The Systemic Inflammation in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease) is a brand new study funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK that has recently been added to Join Dementia Research. The study is looking for people with Alzheimer’s disease, people with dementia with Lewy bodies and […]
Earlier this year, Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck began a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship with Alzheimer’s Research UK. The grant sees Pablo, a doctor specialising in Neurology, divide his time between the clinic and the lab. We caught up with him to find out more about his work and why he became interested in dementia research. […]