Tag: alzheimers

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£2m programme for dementia research

Researchers at UEA’s Norwich Medical School have been awarded more than £760,000 as part of an initiative to investigate dementia risk reduction. The funding is part of a £2 million investment from Alzheimer’s Research UK in four cutting edge projects, and will be the largest charity based funding of its kind. The project will be…

Features

Maintaining healthy brain

Here’s something to make you think: recent studies on cognitive decline conducted by charities such as Age UK have found that there are certain precautions and lifestyle changes that we can all make to keep our brains healthy and prevent, or at least delay, the onset of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Charity…

Science

Alzheimer’s weak spot found in brain

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia afflicting the global population. It is such a widespread disease that you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know the symptoms associated with it – confusion, mood swings, language deterioration, and eventually long-term memory loss. One of the main issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease…

Science

Study shows Alzheimer’s reversal

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects 30 million people around the world. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia (other forms including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies as well as other, rarer manifestations) currently costs the UK £26bn a year. A recent trial carried out at the University of California, Los Angeles…

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