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Dementia is the Leading Cause of Death in England and Wales

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal. Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths. The Office for National Statistics says … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Drug Study Gives Tantalising Results

A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s is showing “tantalising” promise, scientists say. Experts are cautious because the drug, Aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.  However, … Continue reading

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Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Brain Death

A drug appears to slow the brain’s death and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows. Developing such a treatment is one of the biggest challenges in medicine.  But serious scientific questions remain as the drug, … Continue reading

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Charities’ Pledge sees Funding for Landmark Dementia Research Institute Soar to £250 million

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute (DRI), as 2 major UK charities announced £100 million of new investment yesterday. Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have both pledged £50 … Continue reading

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Spike in Deaths Due to Dementia and Flu

A spike in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as flu among older people, according to official figures. The peak happened in the early months … Continue reading

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Health Matters Promotes Midlife Approaches to Reduce Dementia Risk

Following the recent launch of Public Health England’s One You, a groundbreaking campaign to help adults across the country make simple changes to improve their health today and in the future, PHE has launched the fourth edition of Health matters: … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Boost Planned for Over-40s

People over 40 in England are to be given more information about dementia to help improve early diagnosis of the condition, the health secretary said. During their free NHS health check, patients will be told when they should report memory problems … Continue reading

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