When it comes to fundraising for a charity like Alzheimer’s Research UK, there are some tried and tested ideas that always come to mind. These might be gruelling marathons, daring skydives or even delicious bake sales. And while these are all fantastic ways to support us, we know these are not for everyone. That’s why […]
Earlier this month, at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in Harrogate, Dr Jason Sang presented his latest research on how harmful proteins can spread through the brain. He revealed fascinating insights on how we can learn from the science behind diseases like Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans, or BSE in cattle (also known as […]
Earlier this month, the Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Research Conference took place in Harrogate. More than 500 delegates came together to share ideas and new findings. But what did we learn from the presentations and discussions? Diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies is improving. Prof John O’Brien opened the conference by talking about his work […]
We’re disappointed that Biogen AND Eisai have stopped two phase III trials of Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. But we’re encouraged by the growing number of new avenues being explored by researchers across the world. Their work has never been more important.
It can come as a surprise to know that having Down’s syndrome puts people at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, the genetic rearrangement that causes Down’s syndrome is one of the greatest genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s. Sadly, everyone with Down’s syndrome will have developed the characteristic plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s in […]