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Global dementia cases set to rise 300% by 2050
New research estimates that global dementia cases are set to rise dramatically in the next 30 years unless preventative measures are put in place.
Could using Viagra prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
Don't be surprised if the doctor prescribes Viagra for your memory losses: scientists claim that the little blue pill could improve brain health and reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease by 69 per cent.
How London’s taxi drivers’ brains are helping in Alzheimer's research
Black cab drivers’ brains are different from everyone else’s due to the vast amount of navigational knowledge they need to store - and this is helping scientists research the onset of Alzheimer's.
Tech this week: NASA astronauts grow first ever peppers in space
Astronauts were busy aboard the International Space Station this week and a new study finds robot cats could improve the well-being of dementia patients.
Have we found the secret to longevity?
Researchers have designed an antibody that can recognise specific proteins on the surface of aged cells.
World’s most powerful MRI scanner delivers its first images
The French-built MRI - the most powerful scanner yet - is set to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, one pumpkin at a time.
Could this tech be a game-changer for Alzheimer’s diagnosis?
Approximately 24 million people are affected by Alzheimer’s worldwide and that number is expected to double due to the ageing population.
Study raises hopes of new hormone treatment for Alzheimer’s
A new study has found that a synthetic hormone can regulate a gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases.
Can AI help detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s?
The NHS is trialling a new AI-assisted tool that could help to diagnose mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s.
Abel the humanoid robot is being designed to tell how you’re feeling
This humanoid robot will be able to read human emotions and hopefully serve as a companion for people with Alzheimer’s and autism.
Breakthrough or hype? US approves much-debated new Alzheimer's drug
US health officials have approved the first drug that they say may help slow Alzheimer's disease. Many experts are unconvinced.
British actress Barbara Windsor, star of Carry On films, dies aged 83
A national treasure in the UK, she shot to fame for her roles in nine of the Carry On films in the 1960s, before portraying Peggy Mitchell in the soap opera Eastenders.
Going back in time: Warehouse takes Alzheimer's patients back to 1950s
'Town Square' in San Diego comes complete with a 1959 black Ford Thunderbird parked outside an old school diner, a cinema advertising blockbusters such as A Streetcar Named Desire and The Greatest Show on Earth, and a news stand.
A global reference tool to fight Alzheimer's
Scientists developed a global reference tool for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
One step closer to slowing down Alzheimer's?
Sufferers of early-onset Alzheimer’s could be one step closer to being offered a drug to slow down the progress of the disease. Lilly pharmaceutical
Alzheimer's: cautious reaction to claims new drug could slow progression
There has been a cautious welcome to news of a drug that appears to slow the pace of Alzheimer’s Disease. Data suggests the drug – Solanezumab – can
Breakthrough in developing blood test for Alzheimer's disease
Scientists in Britain say they have made an important breakthrough in attempts to develop a test for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at King’s
Deep inside the brain
The brain controls our thinking, feelings and movements and a new exhibition in southern France aims to reveal some of its secrets. European