Potential Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Research co-led by the University of Glasgow has made a potential breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has discovered that a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology and cognitive decline in mice. [...]

By |2016-04-21T15:32:54+00:00April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK Dementia Rate Revealed

The UK has seen a 20 per cent fall in the incidence of dementia over the past two decades, according to new research from England, led by the University of Cambridge, leading to an estimated 40,000 fewer cases of dementia than previously predicted. However, the study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that the dramatic change [...]

By |2016-04-20T12:01:29+00:00April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dementia Mismanagement Costing Health System up to £1 Billion a Year

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:14:30+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gofal Secures Funding to Support People Living with Dementia

Mental health charity Gofal has secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund to start a project that supports people living with dementia and their carers. Gofal will receive £453,216 to support people with dementia, particularly those with early-onset dementia in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan areas. They will deliver a range of activities including [...]

By |2016-03-16T16:20:16+00:00March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Campaign Launched as Dementia Tops List of Health Worries in Wales

New Welsh government figures show 76 per cent of people in Wales are worried about developing dementia later in life. The findings of a survey about dementia are published as the Minister for Health and Social Services launches a new campaign designed to helped everyone in Wales take simple steps to reduce their risk of developing [...]

By |2016-03-01T14:46:42+00:00March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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