Monthly Archives: July 2015

Investigating technology for screening populations who are ‘at risk’ of developing Alzheimer’s

30 July 2015

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Down’s Syndrome is a genetic condition that is usually associated with some degree of intellectual disability. People with Down’s Syndrome also age prematurely and are at very high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Around half of people with Down’s Syndrome have Alzheimer’s disease by the age of fifty. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a technology that records […]

‘Research is hope in dementia’ event

29 July 2015

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The focus of a free public event in Devon this September is ‘Research is hope in dementia.’ This is an opportunity to find out what research activity is happening locally and nationally from leading clinical researchers and how patients, carers and the public can take part in studies. Organised jointly by the National Institute for […]

Searching for a better world

28 July 2015

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Back in May, we posted a Q&A with our Champion Wendy Mitchell about the MADE study, of which she is a participant. The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy (MADE) trial is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether the antibiotic Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate […]

Our new animation – coming to a screen near you!

27 July 2015

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Drum roll please… Hot off the press, we would like to share our very own Join Dementia Research animation with you. It’s short and sweet at only 2 minutes long, but gives an overview of what Join Dementia Research is, how it works and where people can go to sign up. We are hoping to […]

Dementia researchers are leaving no stone unturned in the hunt for new treatments

24 July 2015

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This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. by Dr Laura Phipps, Science Communications Manager, Alzheimer’s Research UK. A major goal of dementia research is to find treatments that will benefit the millions of people around the world living with the condition. At this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference we’ve heard results from a number of […]

Dementia: it’s not all about Alzheimer’s or memory

23 July 2015

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This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. by Dr Laura Phipps, Science Communications Manager, Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s a common misconception that dementia is all about Alzheimer’s and that it’s all about memory loss. Alzheimer’s may be the most common cause of dementia and memory loss one of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s but […]

Solanezumab: Is the first disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s on the horizon?

22 July 2015

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This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. by Dr Laura Phipps, Science Communications Manager, Alzheimer’s Research UK. We’re hearing in the news that a new treatment designed to slow Alzheimer’s has shown benefit in one of the final stages of testing in people. The drug is called solanezumab and the results were discussed today at […]

We’ve reached 8000 volunteers!

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We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that’s signed up to Join Dementia Research so far. Thanks to you, we’ve now reached over 8000 volunteers and managed to enrol over 1,400 people in to research studies. Don’t forget to let your friends and family know that they can sign up too. Anyone […]

Why do some people get dementia and not others?

21 July 2015

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This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. by Dr Emma O’Brien, Science Communications Officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK. As the number of people living with dementia grows, so does public awareness of the condition. According to a YouGov poll, dementia is now the most feared condition in over 55s in the UK. But why do some […]

Is there a joined-up approach to solve the global issue of dementia?

20 July 2015

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This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. by Dr Laura Phipps, Science Communications Manager, Alzheimer’s Research UK. You often ask us whether dementia researchers across the world talk to each other. Do researchers in the US talk to scientists in the UK? Do they share findings and resources? How do we know we’re not spending […]

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