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Why do some people get dementia and not others? 

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

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 […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015 – Clinical Perspectives

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

It has now been a week since the hugely successful Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015 got underway. The two day event was a fantastic forum for dementia scientists to exchange ideas and launch collaborations. The very first session of the conference involved specialist dementia doctors giving an overview of the different diseases that cause dementia. […]

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Taking aim at amyloid

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

We’ve heard some very interesting talks already on this, the first day of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015. Before lunch I attended a lively session all about the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid. Amyloid has long been a key focus for a great deal of Alzheimer’s research, but as today’s session showed, scientists are still […]

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‘Join dementia research’: How long before I can take part in a study?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

This is a joint blog post with Join Dementia Research. We recently told you about a new initiative called ‘Join dementia research’. This innovative service allows you to register your interest in taking part in dementia studies so that researchers can contact with you with details of projects you might be suitable for. More and […]

Windows into Alzheimer’s: How scientists are revealing the brain’s inner workings

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

One, rather literal, barrier to dementia research is the human skull. Not being able to directly observe the brain has meant that scientists have had to develop ingenious ways to visualise what is going on in the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s. We call this field of study neuroimaging. Earliest Research Over 100 years ago […]

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‘Join dementia research’

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

We are pleased to announce that Alzheimer’s Research UK is developing two exciting new services, aimed at getting people involved in dementia research and increasing public understanding of dementia. Whenever I speak to researchers, I always try to understand what they think the limiting factors to more, and more effective, dementia research might be. Money […]