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Below you will find information on ongoing scientific projects and recent findings in dementia research as well as reports on the current state of dementia care.

Alzheimer’s gene leads to more brain bleeding in men than in women

The ApoE4 allele, a variation of a human gene ApoE responsible for transporting cholesterol and other fats through the bloodstream, is linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and impaired cognitive functioning as well as [...]

December 9th, 2015|

Swedish diagnostic method for Alzheimer’s becomes international standard

Researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden have developed a new reference method for standardized measurements that diagnose Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear.

November 3rd, 2015|

World Report on Ageing and Health

The World Health Organisation has recommended changes on how to formulate our health care policies and how to provide health services in order to cope with the population ageing.

October 27th, 2015|

A multidomain intervention for people at risk of dementia

The Lancet reports that a multidomain intervention improved cognitive functioning and reduced the risk of cognitive decline among older at-risk individuals.

September 10th, 2015|

A new report on Alzheimer’s disease reveals global cost of dementia set to reach US $1 trillion by 2018

New research done by Alzheimer Disease International concludes that the global reach of Dementia is bigger than previously estimated.

August 26th, 2015|

Ongoing work on a drug that could stop Alzheimer’s disease

Eli Lilly labs develops a drug that is intended to stop Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the buildup of the toxic amyloid-β which leads to brain deterioration and memory loss.

August 26th, 2015|