Our first day trekking active volcanoes has come to an end, and luckily there were no eruptions! It was a challenging trek but we all really enjoyed it. Day one involved trekking up Volcano Pacaya, which is 2558 metres high. We climbed through forests and small farm plots, and the route eventually broke through the […]
And we are off! After months of preparation and lots of nerves, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek in Guatemala has kicked off. We flew out from London on Saturday and travelled overnight, arriving in Guatemala on Sunday. Over the course of our 11-day trip, our team of 18 are going to be trekking […]
There’s just a few days to go until we set off for Guatemala, and I’m already panicking that I might forget something. I’ve listed what to pack, packed, repacked and made lists for my lists before I do my final pack. It’s safe to say I am starting to get a little bit nervous. I […]
‘How can I prevent dementia?’ is one of the most common questions we hear at Alzheimer’s Research UK. And no wonder: without treatments to affect the underlying diseases, it’s natural for people to look for ways to stave off the condition. It’s also hugely important for government, as action to help people reduce their dementia […]
Dr Alois Alzheimer caught the first glimpse of amyloid plaques in the brain in 1906. Over a century later, the amyloid protein remains at the centre of efforts to understand and tackle Alzheimer’s disease. But should it be? We know there are other brain changes involved in Alzheimer’s and some people think these could be […]
In recent months, there have been a number of reports in the media on the emerging link between blows to the head, contact sports and dementia. This week at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 we had the opportunity to hear from scientists to learn what research is going on. What is the link between blows […]
Our team will be live blogging from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2014 in Oxford, from 09:30 Tuesday 25 to 17:00 Wednesday 26 March. Join us for all the updates from the UK’s largest dementia research conference.