Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Mini Linguistic State Examination Study

24 July 2017

Dementia is a complex clinical state, which shows variations in the structure of brain pathology. Importantly, not all people with dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (though this remains the commonest underlying pathology), and not all experience forgetfulness as the first sign of mental difficulty. One type of dementia that has been extensively studied over recent […]

Suggest your idea for research

21 July 2017

To make good decisions about what research to fund, we need a complete and balanced picture about which questions most urgently need answering. Patients, carers, clinicians, health care workers, service managers and researchers all have a wealth of ideas and experience to help us shape future research. Whoever you are, we need your voice too. […]

“Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk” says new study – AAIC 2017

20 July 2017

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in The Lancet. The results were published at the recent AAIC 2017 Conference that took place in London this week. The study found that there were nine key risk factors that […]

What do we know about head injury and dementia?

18 July 2017

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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 […]

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Monthly Archives: July 2017