Monthly Archives: December 2015

What studies are looking at dementia with Lewy bodies?

4 December 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish Dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer’s disease. Signs and symptoms People with dementia with Lewy bodies not only experience problems with memory and judgement, like those […]

Scientists find ‘gene that delays Alzheimer’s’

3 December 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. Scientists have identified a genetic variation thought to delay the start of Alzheimer’s disease, according to several media reports. The news is based on a study of 71 descendants of the same ancestral family in northern Colombia, who have passed down a rare and severe form of Alzheimer’s disease caused […]

Empowering people affected by dementia to drive research

2 December 2015

Wendy Mitchell is a Join Dementia Research champion for Yorkshire and Humber. She tells us about her experience of getting involved in research and her contribution in the development of Join Dementia Research. “When I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease no clinician on my journey offered me the option of taking part in research. Research was something I […]

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Monthly Archives: December 2015

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