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11 December 2017 - The Bob and Diane Fund have awarded USD $5,000 to Christopher Nunn, in recognition of his photography project depicting the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Fund was launched by Gina Martin in 2016, named after her mother who lived with dementia and her father who...
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8 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a Global Dementia Observatory to track worldwide impact and responses to dementia. The commencement of the Observatory follows the adoption of a Global plan on dementia by 194 governments of the WHO in May and will greatly...
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7 December 2017 – What an important year this has been for the dementia community! And yet there is so much more we need to do and we will take every opportunity to make 2018 a turning point for people affected by dementia, their care partners and families. Raising greater awareness of...
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1 December 2017 - ADI is seeking a exceptionally talented individual to lead all elements of fundraising across a range of well-established and innovative projects. [read more]
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28 November 2017 - Alzheimer’s Disease International and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the risks, growth and future response to dementia. Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. The programme will bring to life what...
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Dr Graham holding a workshop during the Alzheimer University 15 November 2017 - Dr Nori Graham has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care Award at the UK’s 8th National Dementia Care Awards 2017 . The award recognises her work on old age psychiatry and care, which has...
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13 November 2017 – Bill Gates has invested USD $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund . Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) applauds the landmark contribution, that it is hoped will aid the development of new treatment options for 50 million people affected by dementia globally...
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8 November 2017 – The government of Chile has adopted a national plan on dementia. The plan is the 30th to be adopted worldwide, and includes key targets for improving awareness, access to care, support and treatment, research and risk reduction of dementia by 2025. It is estimated that 180,...
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6 November 2017 - ADI is seeking a Research and Policy Project Lead to lead input into the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project led by the London School of Economics and Political Science. [read more]
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"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy...
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"Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age. The differences in brain volume,...
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"A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and stomach cancer. Widely used PPIs...
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A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "could help stave off Alzheimer's...
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31 October 2017 – The Lancet Neurology has published the full results of a large-scale study into the effects of health supplement Souvenaid™. The results do not show a significant improvement in cognition but do show some promising findings for continuing research into nutrition and...
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"Marriage and having close friends may help protect against dementia, according to Loughborough University researchers," BBC News reports. The news comes from a study looking at the link between social relationships and the risk of developing dementia. The study included a large group of...
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"Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests," says The Guardian. Researchers in France were interested in whether the time of day of the operation was carried out affected the rate of complications following a type of open heart surgery known as aortic valve...
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"Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says," writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health in the workplace, and the related...
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"Common blood thinning drugs halve the risk of dementia for patients who have an irregular heartbeat," reports the Mail Online. Researchers in Sweden used the country's health registry data to assess whether people with a condition called atrial fibrillation were less likely to get...
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"Do you have one of the 180 breast cancer genes? One in five women has a variant that raises her risk of the condition by a third" is the rather inaccurate headline in the Mail Online. The story covers 2 new studies looking for genetic variations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (...
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"Starting the day with mushrooms could help you shed pounds from your waistline, new research has found," the Mail Online reports. US researchers wanted to see if regularly eating mushrooms for breakfast makes you feel fuller. Satiety or feeling full can be an important part of a...

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