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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

One in 10 UK adults say brain health has deteriorated in pandemic

More than one in 10 adults in the UK (14%) believe their brain health has declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling by Alzheimer's Research UK has revealed, with two-thirds (66%) saying the pandemic has ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia leading cause of death in September

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today (23 October) revealed "dementia and Alzheimer's disease" were the leading cause of death in September. Collectively they accounted for 11.2% of all deaths in England and ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study identifies 10 risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists led by a team in China have identified 10 risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. The 10 factors are diabetes, poor BMI, reduced education, high blood pressure in midlife, low blood pressure, head trauma, high levels ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

20% of those who died from COVID-19 in England and Wales had dementia

More people with dementia died from COVID-19 in England and Wales compared to any other pre-existing condition, according to new figures. Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, has called on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early-life hardship linked to decline in memory and thinking

Researchers have found that early-life adversity can have long-term effects on people's memory and thinking in later life. Dr. Ruby Tsang from the University of Oxford showed that experiencing family financial hardship in ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Genetic changes implicated in altered Alzheimer's risk

Today, researchers from UCL have presented more evidence that a gene, PSEN1, implicated in inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease is also involved in the more common form of the condition. They also suggest genes that ...

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