Alzheimers Disease

Incredibly, Marijuana Has The Ability To Remove The Azheimer's Protein From The Brain

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have found evidence that some of the compounds within marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a protein commonly associ...

A Drug Which Treats Diabetes Could Actually Be Effective Against Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech

Drugs that are currently used to treat diabetes could also be effective against Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Current thinking does sugg...

People With Alzheimer's Disease Share The Memories They Never Want To Forget

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us our memories are the most precious thing in the world. So for people living with Alzheimer's disease, the prospect of forgetting both ...

Researchers Detect Symptoms Of Alzheimer's 17 Years Earlier Than Expected

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have uncovered changes in the brain that could foretell the development of Alzheimer's disease alm...

Study Suggests We've Been Fighting Alzheimer's Wrong For The Last 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech

A controversial study has suggested that the sticky plaques in the brain which are believed to be causing Alzheimer's disease could in fact be a natur...

Eating Curry Could Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a portion of curry once a week may reduce your risk of developing dementia, new research suggests. The study, conducted by scientists at Edith...

We Can Now Detect Alzheimer's 15 Years Before Symptoms Appear

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a new brain scanning technique which could detect the signs of Alzheimer's 15 years before symptoms traditionally start to a...

Alzheimer's Study Provides An Interesting Reason To Turn Your Heating Up

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Keeping the heating turned up as you age could be beneficial for health, if this new study is anything to go by. Scientists have discovered that the d...

I Care for Someone with Alzheimer's - But Who Cares for People Like Me?

Chris King | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK
Chris King

Being a carer does not come naturally to me. My mum's inability to perform theoretically simple tasks often frustrates me. Every time I find myself getting annoyed, or expressing my irritation, I feel enormously guilty. I know that none of this is her fault, but the bitterness rises in me every time I go home.

Eating Blueberries 'May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating blueberries may protect ageing brains and help stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Scientists from the University...

Staying Mentally Active 'Unlikely To Protect Most Against Alzheimer's'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It has long been believed that keeping the brain mentally active, through crossword puzzles and adult learning, can protect against Alzheimer's diseas...

My Summer: A Holiday to Be Forgotten

Chris Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Williams

When I arrived home from my year abroad in France I was ecstatic to be leaving behind nine months of bad manners, public urination and pretentious att...

Why the Arts Should Embrace Dementia-Friendly Initiatives

Vicky McClure | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Vicky McClure

Sadly, I know from that personal experience that dementia is one of those illnesses that can be very scary for anybody, especially at the first stage of dementia when there's a state of confusion for everybody. So, I'm really glad the entertainment world is making such a fuss out of dementia because raising awareness is so important to people who have the condition, their carers and loved ones because there is still a stigma attached to it. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a cure for dementia in sight so that means we've got to make sure that people living with dementia can live well in their communities.

The Future of Dementia Is Orange

Hilary Evans | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Hilary Evans

Hopefully you've had the chance to take a look at our thought-provoking new campaign film #sharetheorange featuring Alzheimer's Research UK supporter Christopher Eccleston. Why have we taken this unusual approach to communication? And what's with the orange?

Powerful Film Explains Why Dementia Isn't A 'Natural Part Of Ageing'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us have experienced the heartache of watching a loved-one suffer from dementia, but the illness isn't an inevitable part of ageing. In the ...

Man With Alzheimer's Makes One Simple But Heartbreaking Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Alzheimer's disease has made an emotional plea to the world, expressing his one wish - to be able to laugh and joke with his friends again...

'I'm Scared': Son Shares Heartbreaking Videos Of Mum's Struggle With Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One man is hoping to raise awareness around the reality of Alzheimer's disease by sharing candid videos of his mum's worsening condition to YouTube. ...

Faulty BRCA1 Gene, Carried By Angelina Jolie, Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The faulty BRCA1 gene, which is associated with breast and ovarian cancer, is linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers believe. Scientists found ...

These Are The Leading Causes Of Death In England And Wales

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer is the most common cause of death in England and Wales overall, but if you break down the statistics by gender it's a different story, accordin...

Could Alzheimer's Disease Be Transferred Between Patients?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease may be passed from one person to another via blood transfusions and medical accidents, new research suggests. Researchers at U...

Body Mass Index Could Predict Alzheimer's Onset In Over 50s

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new study has shown that, in people over 50, every unit increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) accelerates Alzheimer's onset by nearly seven months. A...

9 Most Common Risk Factors For Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may be one step closer to finding a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease. A new study analyses data from over 300 large studies in o...

The Reality of Alzheimer's Disease

Hannah Clarke | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Clarke

Nine years ago, my wonderful nan was diagnoses with Alzheimer's. In spite of a good 18 months plus of knowing in our hearts that the 'A' word as we called it, was the cause of nan's forgetfulness and confusion, her diagnosis was still a shock, if not a surprise.

Sir Terry Pratchett Stars In Alzheimer's Awareness TV Ad Campaign

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sir Terry Pratchett is posthumously starring in a hard-hitting TV ad campaign waging war on Alzheimer's - the disease which he died from in March this...

Dementia WILL Affect You But Simple Actions Can Make A World Of Difference

Jamie Anderson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Jamie Anderson

Dad's name is one that evokes so much positivity from the generations of people he entertained with series like Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 and Thunderbirds. But despite all of those achievements, I am most proud of him for what he achieved while he lived with dementia.