Alzheimers Disease

Everyday Radiation Exposure May Contribute To Development Of Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

More people than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation, whether it’s through medical equipment, air travel or nuclear-based tech. ...

Researchers Have Successfully Stopped Alzheimer's Developing In Mice

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that by modifying the genetic makeup of a virus they can successfully inhibit Alzheimer’s disease ...

Mars-Bound Astronauts Face Chronic Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech

Astronauts travelling to Mars could develop chronic dementia following exposure to galactic cosmic rays, new research suggests. According to a new st...

One In Six People Now Die With Dementia

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech

The number of people reported to have dementia when they die has doubled in 13 years to one in six, according to new research that links the rise to i...

Carey Mulligan Describes Heartbreaking Impact Of Her Grandmother's Dementia

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

Carey Mulligan has opened up about the toll that her grandmother’s dementia has taken on her family, in a blog published on The Huffington Post UK. ...

Dementia Sufferer, 80, Lands Record Deal After 'Carpool Karaoke' Videos Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An 80-year-old man with dementia has landed a record deal after videos of him doing ‘carpool karaoke’ with his son went viral. Ted McDermott and h...

Alzheimer’s Treatment Breakthrough As New Antibody Destroys Harmful Brain Proteins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech

An “impressive” antibody has been developed that can almost completely remove the Alzheimer-causing-plaques in the human brain. Amyloid protein de...

Tiny Gold Nanoparticle Can Deliver Alzheimer's Drug Without Any Of The Usual Side Effects

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

A tiny nanoparticle has been developed that could deliver an Alzheimer’s drug but without any of the side-effects that are commonly associated with ...

This Could Revolutionise How We Prevent And Treat Alzheimer's When People Are Young

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

A group of genes found in healthy brains could be used to pinpoint the origins of Alzheimer’s and administer preventative treatments before symptoms...

This Unprecedented Alzheimer's Drug Could Slow The Disease By 80 Per Cent

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Alzheimer’s research has had a breakthrough in possible treatment after new drug trials show positive results in slowing the disease. The clinical ...

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 24.03.2017 | 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 ...