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Behind the headlines: Is a new Alzheimer’s treatment in sight?

Robin Brisbourne

You may have seen exciting headlines about a possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. But with so many stories about possible new dementia drugs making the news it can be difficult to know how significant these reports might be. What has happened? The Pharmaceutical company Biogen plans to file for US marketing approval for aducanumab, […]

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Sun, sea, a wedding… and a good cause

Olivia Souter

Many people dream of their wedding day from an early age. When the day eventually comes around, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be just right. I wanted my wedding day to be special for everyone involved, but I also wanted it to be more than that. That’s why I decided […]

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How does dementia affect everyday life?

Ed Pinches

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we have the opportunity to talk to, work with and befriend many inspirational and passionate people. All too often, these people have personal experience of dementia – in fact 1 in 2 people know someone affected by dementia. They may not have a diagnosis themselves, but often they are carers, loved […]

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Behind the headlines: Football and dementia

Dr Carol Routledge

Scientists have today announced results from the Football’s InfluencE on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk (FIELD) study. This is the largest study to date looking back at the long-term health of professional football players, including their risk of dementia. The results will naturally raise questions from anyone interested in the sport, so here’s everything you […]

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Everything you need to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Claire Bromley

Dementia isn’t just a part of ageing. It’s caused by diseases. There are several diseases that cause dementia including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies, but the most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the culprit in around 2/3 of dementias. What happens in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease? Over […]

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Could the answers to dementia be hiding in your fruit bowl?

Jo Sharpe

Imagine it’s a hot summer’s day and you are relaxing in the garden. Maybe you’re sipping on a glass of cool lemonade, savouring uncharacteristically good British weather. Everything is perfect, until you raise the glass to your lips and notice a fuzzy black speck writhing around in your drink. A pesky fruit fly. Gross. You […]

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