Archives

Eye test can pick up Alzheimer’s, study claims

13 March 2019

Close up of a human eye

This article has been reproduced from the NHS website. “Alzheimer’s disease can be spotted through simple eye test,” reports the Daily Telegraph. A new study has found that people with Alzheimer’s had fewer blood vessels and less blood flow in the retina (back of their eye). The Alzheimer-linked eye changes were detected by an eye test that uses […]

Help dementia research from home

26 February 2019

Senior lady talking on the phone

Not all research takes place in a lab. Many different types of study are vital to understanding dementia, so there are often ways you can help out from the comfort of your own home. Surveys, questionnaires and online activities give scientists the knowledge they need to improve dementia care and treatments. The Bristol study One […]

A blood test for Alzheimer’s remains a distant possibility, study suggests

24 January 2019

Blood test

This article has been reproduced from the NHS website. Researchers have developed a blood test that can predict your chances of getting Alzheimer’s, claim several media reports. But any suggestion of a major breakthrough is a little hasty. The research only involved people with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease caused by genetic mutations (Dominantly […]

What’s that study? The Generation Program

26 November 2018

Generation Program logo

We caught up with Professor Lefkos Middleton from Imperial College London, who is UK Chief Investigator for the Generation Program. The Generation Program is a collaboration between Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and consists of two clinical trials that may be able to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – Generation Study 1 and […]

What’s that study? Living Alone with Dementia

18 October 2018

Courtney Poole, leader of the 'Living Alone With Dementia' study

We caught up with Courtney Poole, PhD student at the University of Coventry, who is leading the ‘Living Alone with Dementia’ study. What are the main aims of ‘Living Alone with Dementia? This study aims to learn about the experience of living alone with dementia. It is thought that around a third of people with dementia […]

World FTD Week: the LIFTD study

24 September 2018

Brain scans showing the difference between FTD and Alzheimer's

This week is World FTD Awareness Week, which runs 23 – 30 September 2018. FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration or Dementia) is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects 10 people out of every 100,000 in the UK. It can affect behaviour, language skills and movement. People with FTD are typically younger and display different symptoms to […]

No proof that moderate drinking prevents dementia

7 August 2018

NHS Choices logo

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Middle aged drinking may reduce dementia risk, new study finds,” is the misleading and irresponsible headline in The Daily Telegraph. The study found that people who do not drink alcohol in middle age are 45% more likely to develop dementia than those who drink within UK recommended […]

What’s that study? Generation for Generation

16 July 2018

Generation for Generation study logo

We caught up with Anna Krzeczkowska, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, who is leading the ‘Generation for Generation’ study. What are the main aims of Generation for Generation? ‘Generation for Generation’ is designed to promote health and wellbeing in adults aged 60 and above and to improve children’s success in school. It aims […]

Claims of a ‘breakthrough’ for Alzheimer’s patients lack merit

25 June 2018

NHS Choices logo

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Is this the solution to Alzheimer’s?” asks the Mail Online. Sadly, the headline is an overblown reaction to a small, poor-quality and arguably overhyped study. Researchers tested 2 mixtures of nutritional supplements on 25 patients with Alzheimer’s disease. There was no comparison group taking a placebo […]

get_header(); ?>

Archives