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What do we know about head injury and dementia?

18 July 2017

Alzheimer's Research UK logo

This blog post has been reproduced from the Alzheimer’s Research UK website. In recent months, there have been a number of reports in the media on the emerging link between blows to the head, contact sports and dementia. This week at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 we had the opportunity to hear from scientists to learn […]

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference comes to London

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC17) is the largest international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. It’s taking place this week, running from Sunday 16th – Thursday 20th July, here in the UK. At this annual meeting, researchers and clinicians share discoveries in basic and translational dementia research. With lots of new research being […]

Manchester children’s author helping to promote Join Dementia Research

7 July 2017

A Manchester children’s author who has written a book to help youngsters understand dementia is helping to promote Join Dementia Research. Tahira Junaid, of Old Trafford, wrote “I Forgot” in a bid to educate children about the condition and how it affects adults. For the past 10 years, Tahira has worked in Trafford libraries, where […]

Investigating brain ageing with multiple biomarkers in advanced elderly participants

4 July 2017

What are the main aims of the study? The aim of the study is to access individuals who are at an advanced age (60 – 100 years), and do not have any measurable problems with their memory. To do this a combination of psychological tests and brain scans will be performed that will help us […]

The Suvorexant (MK-4305) Insomnia in Alzheimer’s Disease study

26 June 2017

What are the main aims of the study? Many people with Alzheimer’s experience changes in their sleep patterns. Scientists do not completely understand why this happens. While changes in memory and behaviour may be expected with Alzheimer’s, sleep changes are not always anticipated. Sleep changes in Alzheimer’s may include the following: • Difficulty sleeping. Many […]

The PROTECT study – Fighting dementia from the comfort of your own home

19 June 2017

Dr Anne Corbett, Lead investigator for the PROTECT project

PROTECT is an extraordinary long-term project that is supplying dementia researchers with vital information through a series of online assessments and games. Participants are invited to take part in a range of studies, some of which involve the completion of a short series of brain training games, taking no longer than 15 minutes. Contributors have […]

“Alzheimer’s is like going down a spiral staircase. But if enough people take part in research, we will beat it.”

17 May 2017

For many people, retirement is something to look forward to. A time to live a nice life, well-earned after years of hard work. But sadly, for couples like Janet and Andy Gumbrill, a diagnosis of young-onset Alzheimer’s disease, can turn all those plans on their head. Childhood sweethearts and married since 1978, the couple live […]

Research assistant reveals the challenges and rewards of recruiting for dementia studies

People working in research often need tact, understanding and an ability to be sensitive and discreet. This is certainly the case for Daniel Kelleher. Daniel, 25, a research assistant with Humber NHS Foundation Trust, is one of a team of researchers who visits the homes of people living with dementia to see if they would […]

West Oxfordshire grandmother speaks of dementia battle and research hopes

16 May 2017

Joan and Bill Cansfield

This article has been reproduced from the National Institute for Health Research website. A woman with dementia has spoken movingly of her battle and why she is taking part in research to help others. Joan Cansfield, 76, was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in April 2014. The Kingham, West Oxfordshire resident said: “My condition is a […]

Two older drugs could be ‘repurposed’ to fight dementia

21 April 2017

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Depression and cancer drugs offer hope for dementia sufferers,” Sky News reports. The headline is prompted by a study looking at the effect of two drugs – one used to treat depression and another being trialled for cancer treatment – on neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases […]

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