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Women and dementia - new insights
Worldwide, women with dementia outnumber men two to one, but biomedical research is only now beginning to investigate why this is the case.
11 Sep 2019
New research show promise with blood test for Alzheimer's
Researchers in the US report a 94 per cent accuracy rate in a blood test for Alzheimer's even before symptoms begin.
11 September 2019
The UK’s biggest killer: why are deaths from dementia on the rise?
Recent news headlines have reported dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK. Dr Clare Walton from our research team looks at the reasons why deaths from dementia are on the rise and how the numbers compare with deaths due to other major diseases.
06 September 2019
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
Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Having good heart health age 50 is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new study published in the BMJ today.
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.
Can a healthier lifestyle reduce your risk of dementia?
New research from an international team of dementia researchers, led by Exeter Medical School, has found that following a few simple lifestyle choices may help to prevent dementia – particularly in people who have a higher genetic risk of developing the condition. Find out what this means for you.
16 July 2019
New research shows vision and hearing loss may raise risk of dementia in older adults – Alzheimer’s Society comment
New research presented today (Sunday 14th July) at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) found that experiencing multiple sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing problems, is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in older adults.
Commonly-prescribed drugs could increase risk of dementia, says new study - Alzheimer's Society comment
New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly-prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson’s disease and depression, could significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life.
Delving into how changes to blood circulation contributes to dementia
Research project: Clinician training partnership: vascular contribution to dementia
Report: Is there a link between air pollution and dementia?
Research has linked air pollution to a wide range of health problems, including dementia. Alzheimer's Society invited a panel of experts to analyse the evidence of this emerging risk factor.
05 June 2019
Five years of PREVENT
We take a look at past and potential achievements of PREVENT, a landmark study to discover new biomarkers for dementia.
04 June 2019
Could air pollution cause dementia?
We brought together neurologists, epidemiologists and experts on the effects of toxins in the brain to help us make sense of the research on air pollution and dementia so far.
04 June 2019
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