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Dec 4, 2017

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Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

Hope for new dementia treatments: Tai-Chi, reviving an ancient practice

Dementia and mobility When we think of dementia, most of us think of a disorder that affects mainly cognition, such as memory or thinking abilities. However, research has shown that people with dementia can also have significant mobility issues. It ..

Nov 27, 2017

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How a Colombian family is changing the face of clinical trials

How a Colombian family is changing the face of clinical trials

La Bobera In 1982 Dr Francisco Lopera was working at Medellin’s University of Antioquia in Colombia when he had a curious encounter. In his neurology clinic he met a man aged only 47, who displayed dementia symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s ..

Nov 20, 2017

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Hope for new dementia treatments: The Aducanumab trial

Hope for new dementia treatments: The Aducanumab trial

Posted in : All, Research, Treatment & Therapies on by : Giulia Melchiorre
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  • Over 10 years ago the last drug for use in people with Alzheimer’s Disease was licensed. As there are still no treatments to halt or cure the disease, the search for treatment continues. In this blog, we will explore the ..

    Sep 8, 2017

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    Dementia: Why is there no cure?

    Dementia: Why is there no cure?

    In 1906 Alois Alzheimer described the case of Auguste D. to a group of fellow psychiatrists in Germany. Auguste, who was only in her 50s, had profound memory loss, unfounded suspicions about her family and other worsening psychological changes. At ..

    Sep 1, 2017

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    Alzheimer’s Disease: Addressing a 21st century plague

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Addressing a 21st century plague

    Posted in : All, Research on by : Giulia Melchiorre

    Today, I went to see a talk titled “Alzheimer’s Disease: Addressing a 21st century plague”, in which Professor Chris Dobson from Cambridge University shared some fascinating insights from his current research on neurodegenerative disorders. Alzheimer’s Disease: an introduction He describes ..

    Aug 3, 2017

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    Dementia Care: Understanding the journey of people with dementia

    Dementia Care: Understanding the journey of people with dementia

    Living with dementia can have a big emotional, social, psychological and practical impact on both the person with dementia, and their carers and relatives. The way dementia affects an individual will vary over time, and being part of someone’s journey ..