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2019 Dementia Research Leaders award winners announced
Winners of the 2019 Dementia Research Leaders awards have been announced for our two categories, Rising Star in dementia research and Outstanding early-career contribution to dementia research.
24 May 2019
Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease – Alzheimer’s Society comments
New research from the University of Cambridge has suggested that virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use.
Word and number puzzles improve adult cognitive function
Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date.
Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer's-like brain disorder – Alzheimer’s Society comments
A recently recognized brain disorder that mimics clinical features of Alzheimer's disease has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and other guidelines.
Poor sense of smell associated with nearly 50 percent higher risk for death in 10 years - Alzheimer's Society comment
New research has found that a poor sense of smell could be an early warning for poor health in older age.
Biogen to halt late-stage trial of Alzheimer’s dug – Alzheimer’s Society comment
US pharmaceuticals company Biogen and its Japanese partner Eisai have announced they will discontinue a global Phase 3 trial for a promising Alzheimer’s disease treatment, aducanumab.
MRC scientists make discovery in head-injury associated dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
Researchers reveal the atomic structures of the tau protein, associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and found that they differ in structure from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Long term use of hormone therapy linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk
A study by researchers at University of Helsinki published today in the BMJ, suggests that long term use of oral hormone therapy could be associated with a small increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in postmenopausal women.
American scientists announce dementia test advance - Alzheimer's Society comment
Scientists in America have today published research in which they say they have developed blood tests that can predict dementia risk and recommend them for use in selecting participants for dementia prevention trials.
'Stay positive to boost brain health in old age' - Alzheimer's Society comment
Think positively to keep your brain healthy and lower the risk of dementia in older age, experts have said. A new report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) suggests feeling good and being emotionally well is linked with better brain health among over-50s.
Keeping active in middle age may be tied to lower risk of dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
Keeping physically and mentally active in middle age may be tied to a lower risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a study published today in the online journal Neurology.
Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the online journal Neurology.
Roche drops Alzheimer drug trials after setback - Alzheimer's Society comment
Roche Holding will halt two late-stage clinical trials of its crenezumab drug for early Alzheimer’s disease.
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