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UEA's £1 million project launch to monitor ex-footballers for early signs of dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are crowd-funding a new project to test former professional football players for early signs of dementia.
07 Jan 2020
Positive drug trial results of a new treatment for dementia-related psychosis presented at Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference - Alzheimer's Society comment
Researchers presented results from a phase 3 trial of pimavanserin that showed a significant reduction in the risk of relapse into psychosis compared to the placebo.
Alzheimer's Society responds to Biogen, Aducanumab results at Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease Conference (CTAD)
Biogen presented their results on Aducanumab, their newest drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease at the CTAD conference 2019 in San Diego, USA.
Studies linking dementia and brain inflammation in mice – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Two new papers are being published in Science Translational Medicine which shed more light on the mechanism that leads to cognitive ageing in mice and humans.
Always involved: Making dementia research the best it can be
People affected by dementia are supporting a major long-term study.
28 November 2019
Biogen Inc. will ask U.S. drug regulators to approve new Alzheimer’s drug, Alzheimer’s Society responds
Biogen Inc. will ask U.S. drug regulators to approve the company’s experimental Alzheimer’s therapy, reviving the nearly abandoned treatment, after a new analysis of data from two failed clinical trials showed promising results.
Study reveals dementia risk in former professional football players – Alzheimer’s Society comment
A study led by the University of Glasgow has revealed the first major insights into lifelong health outcomes in former professional football players.
Researching the ‘obvious’: Evidence for better dementia support
Have you ever looked at research findings and thought, ‘I could have told you that’? Nicola Hart, in our Research Translation team, explains why this kind of knowledge is vital.
30 September 2019
Axon Neuroscience announces positive results from Phase II trial for a cure to Alzheimer’s Disease – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Today, Axon Neuroscience has announced the results of the Phase II trial for AADvac1, its first-in-class vaccine aimed at slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Protein tangles linked with dementia seen for first time in patients’ brains after single head injury
Scientists have visualised for the first time protein ‘tangles’ associated with dementia in the brains of patients who have suffered a single head injury
More than one in 10 registered deaths in 2018 due to dementia and Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Society comments
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease accounted for more than a tenth of the registered deaths in England and Wales in 2018, new figures show.
Blood test is 94 per cent accurate at identifying early Alzheimer's disease
Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer's disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains.
Both low and high levels of haemoglobin linked to increased risk of dementia – Alzheimer’s Society comment
A new study published today has found that having either low or high levels of haemoglobin in your blood may be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia years later.