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May 14, 2018

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The healing power of sleep: When the brain renews itself

The healing power of sleep: When the brain renews itself

Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre

What is sleep Sleep a fundamental part of human existence. Yet, is has been very difficult to pin down an exact definition of sleep itself. Sleep can be defined as a naturally recurring state of mind and body. Our nerve ..

Apr 30, 2018

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Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Genetics and dementia risk: ApoE4

Understanding how our genetic make-up is linked to our risk of developing a neurodegenerative disorder such as dementia, and how it influences disease progression, could be key to developing new treatments. However, the diseases that cause dementia are extremely complex, ..

Apr 16, 2018

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Vitamin D: the brain’s Wunderkind

Vitamin D: the brain’s Wunderkind

In recent years there has been an increasing number of studies pointing towards the importance of Vitamin D in human health. Many conditions have been linked to Vitamin D deficiency, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Dementia. Vitamin ..

Apr 2, 2018

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Air pollution and dementia: Clean air, clean brain?

Air pollution and dementia: Clean air, clean brain?

Posted in : All, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre

The causes of dementia are complex and often not well-understood. Only a small percentage of dementia cases can be explained by genetic mutations. In addition, 7 potentially modifiable risk factors have been identified: diabetes, midlife hypertension and obesity, smoking, depression, ..

Mar 26, 2018

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The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

The Brain Prize 2018: Back to the roots

Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • “At a time when there is disappointment about the lack of an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, it seems clear that we need to have a more detailed understanding of the mechanisms of disease” – Professor Michel Goedert   The ..

    Mar 15, 2018

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    Happy heart, Happy brain

    Happy heart, Happy brain

    Age has long been identified as the biggest risk factor for dementia, i.e. the older we get, the higher our chances of getting dementia. However, there are other risk factors that influence how likely it is that a person gets ..

    Feb 26, 2018

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    Why Pfizer ended its neuroscience discovery programme

    Why Pfizer ended its neuroscience discovery programme

    Posted in : All, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • In the beginning of this year, Pfizer, the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world, announced that it would end its neuroscience discovery programme, effectively ending all research into finding new treatments for dementia. This has come as a shock ..

    Feb 12, 2018

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    Interview with a researcher: Harry

    Interview with a researcher: Harry

    Harry Harry works as a research assistant in a Neurology Clinic. His work is very varied, and involves research on a number of neurodegenerative conditions, including Motor Neurone Disease, and Dementia. One of the Clinics that Harry is involved in ..

    Jan 29, 2018

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    5 Tips for Caregivers: Medication

    5 Tips for Caregivers: Medication

    Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    In our “5 Tips for caregivers” blog series, we are sharing a advice on various tasks related to taking care of someone with dementia. Although this advice is tailored to professional caregivers, it can be useful for anyone in a ..

    Jan 22, 2018

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    5 Tips for Caregivers: Adult protection

    5 Tips for Caregivers: Adult protection

    Posted in : All, Dementia Care on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    In our “5 Tips for caregivers” blog series, we are sharing a advice on various tasks related to taking care of someone with dementia. Although this advice is tailored to professional caregivers, it can be useful for anyone in a ..