In awareness-raising messages about dementia, the spotlight typically rests on Alzheimer’s disease as the most common cause of dementia, helping people to learn more about the condition and working to break down the stigma that surrounds it. However, at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you’ll often see “the power to defeat dementia” next to our logo because […]
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When we hear the word dementia, changes in memory are the primary symptom many of us think of, however there is a range of other symptoms many people face to varying degrees. Just last week, Terry Jones – best known as a member of Monty Python – highlighted this with the announcement that he is […]
Not an easy question to answer, but researchers are moving closer to understanding what goes wrong with the circuitry of the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. In terms of complexity – one disease stands out more than others in the diversity of symptoms people can experience and the […]
Forgetfulness and confusion are often the first things that come to mind when we hear the word dementia. But what about a shift in personality or a lack of empathy? How about changes in food preferences and a completely different sense of humour? All of these can be signs of frontotemporal dementia – the second […]
“There have been unbelievable developments in technology, allowing us to do experiments that we could never do before”.
It’s the last full-day of scientific talks here at AAIC2014 and another opportunity for important discussions about research. Decoding the genetics of dementia Yesterday we heard about a large collaboration called IGAP (International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project), where teams from around the world are pooling samples to run the largest ever genetic studies in Alzheimer’s. […]