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Maximising the UK Dementia Research Moonshot for people affected by dementia
Find out what the ‘Dementia Moonshot’ is, and our five priorities to ensure the current government makes the most of the funds they’re pledging towards dementia research.
12 Feb 2020
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.
Study suggests which ‘bugs’ in gut may be involved in dementia - Alzheimer's Society comments
Preliminary research presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019 suggests that the makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may be involved in dementia.
The link between raised blood pressure and dementia risk – Alzheimer’s Society comment
A study published in the January 23 online issue of Neurology has suggested that people in their 20s and 30s having blood pressure above normal – even below the level considered to be high blood pressure - may be linked to loss of brain volume.
Study finds moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
A new study suggests that older adults who stay active may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills compared to those who are less active.
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size - Alzheimer's Society comment
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a study published by Neurology.