Monthly Archives: September 2015

Humber NHS Foundation Trust attend the Humber Bridge Memory Walk

24 September 2015

On Saturday 12th September members of Humber NHS Foundation Trust research team attended the Humber Bridge Memory Walk, as part of their ongoing efforts to promote Join Dementia Research. Organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, the event saw over 1,500 people brave the rain and don their walking boots to complete the 6km route across the bridge. […]

Could an arthritis drug also help treat Alzheimer’s disease?

23 September 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. “Arthritis drug could soon reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms after successful tests on mice,” The Independent reports. The drug – salsalate – may help regulate levels of the abnormal tau protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which could improve memory skills. Salsalate, which belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) class of medicines, has been used […]

Join Dementia Research launches in Northern Ireland

Join Dementia Research launches in Northern Ireland today; during World Alzheimer’s Month. Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, said: “Northern Ireland participates in world-class dementia research through the work of the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network and the programme of research in Dementia Care the Department has commissioned through the HSC R&D Division of the […]

Dementia in the future: what’s in store for our children?

22 September 2015

Reproduced from Alzheimer’s Research UK blog. By Kirsty Marais from Policy news on 21 September 2015. A new analysis has estimated that for every child born this year, one in three can be expected to develop dementia during their lifetime. The finding is revealed on World Alzheimer’s Day, a date that sees people around the globe […]

Alzheimer’s ‘seeds’ found in seven CJD victims’ brains

15 September 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. The results of a study that reported finding markers for Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of some people who died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has led to many inaccurate headlines in the press. The Daily Mirror claims “You can catch Alzheimer’s”, while the Mail Online claims that an “explosive new study suggests the […]

National Dementia Carers Day

11 September 2015

National Dementia Carers Day, held on 13 September this year, celebrates and shares the innovative support of dementia carers across the UK. We take this opportunity to look at some studies on Join Dementia Research, either specifically for carers of people with dementia, or those recruiting people with dementia and a study partner (usually a carer). […]

No evidence that Alzheimer’s can be transmitted through surgery

10 September 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. A study published in the medical journal Nature has provoked media coverage. The study speculated that it might be possible to transmit Alzheimer’s disease during certain surgical procedures. What did the study find? The study looked at the brains of eight people who had died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) during the 1970s following […]

Looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain

9 September 2015

The Neuroimaging of Inflammation in MemoRy and Other Disorders (NIMROD) study is looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain. Recent technical developments allow the use of brain imaging methods (Positron Emission Tomography or PET scans) together with marked chemicals to visualise sites of inflammation. Other forms of PET imaging can also […]

Blood test for dementia claims are premature

8 September 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. “Simple blood test … could predict if you’ll suffer dementia,” the Daily Mail reports. This study aimed to identify a genetic score that could be used to indicate an individual’s biological age. Using muscle and tissue samples from young and old adults, they identified the set of genetic markers that […]

Inspiring South West dementia research public event

7 September 2015

This is a cross post with NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula Inspirational and informative was the resounding feedback about a free public Dementia Research event hosted in Devon by the NIHR Clinical Research Network for the South West Peninsula and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Over 100 people attended the ‘Research is hope in dementia’ […]

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Monthly Archives: September 2015