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What dementia means for ethnic minorities in the UK

Baber Malik

It is reported that there are approximately 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, 15,000 of whom come from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. The latter statistic is concerning because many of the people from BME groups living with dementia will receive no support or will be diagnosed too late for symptomatic treatments […]

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In the news: B vitamins and Alzheimer’s disease

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

A new analysis of several clinical trials has drawn a conclusion that will dismay many: taking B vitamins does not slow the decline in memory and thinking skills that comes with age. The results suggest that B vitamins are unlikely to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The news is the opposite of what we, and the hundreds of thousands of […]

Research round-up: AAIC Day Three

Science News Team

The sun was shining yesterday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 in Copenhagen, and we heard more interesting sessions about the latest dementia research. Here is a round-up of some of the topics discussed. Understanding the basics Improving our knowledge of the brain, how it works and how it goes wrong to cause dementia […]

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Important discussions at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014

Science News Team

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 provides the perfect platform for dementia researchers to discuss some of the more controversial, thought-provoking and fascinating issues facing dementia research. We summarised three of these for you: 1. Should we screen the general population for dementia? While early diagnosis of dementia is a government priority, we do not […]

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In the news: Can we prevent Alzheimer’s?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In the news today are reports of a study from the University of Cambridge suggesting a third of cases of Alzheimer’s could be prevented. The researchers, in collaboration with teams in London and the US, studied seven of the most well-characterised risk factors for Alzheimer’s: Diabetes Midlife high blood pressure Midlife obesity Physical inactivity Depression […]

The failure rate of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s – why we need to raise our game

Dr Simon Ridley

This is a cross blog post with Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. Dementia is the name for a collection of many different conditions, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Alzheimer’s is characterised by a gradual decline in memory and changes in behaviour and communication. In the later stages, people often forget their friends and family […]

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Alzheimer’s: An Engineer’s View

Fred Walker

For two years my family and friends had been asking me to write an account of the journey I made with Joan through Alzheimer’s disease. It wasn’t until Chris Pomfrett, a neurophysiologist, and I discussed the end product that he persuaded me to write the story and he would intersperse the probable neurological reasons for […]

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Pledge to defeat dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We are pledging to find a cure for dementia; will you pledge to join us? Through the overwhelming commitment of our supporters we have been funding leading dementia research for over 20 years. Vital discoveries are being made all the time, shedding further light on Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia. We couldn’t do […]