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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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A record year, thanks to you

Hilary Evans

Each year as we finalise our Annual Report, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come. When the charity was established back in 1992 as the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, our founding trustees and scientists set out to fund a dedicated dementia research centre in Cambridge in response to a shocking lack of investment in […]

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Thanks for sharing

Dr Carol Routledge

Over the last few weeks we’ve been asking you to Share the Orange and help to spread our powerful campaign video featuring Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson. Taking the time to watch the video will help many people to better understand the nature of diseases like Alzheimer’s, but by sharing it, the impact grows, and […]

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