Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
Blue-green algae blooms are increasing in size and frequency as global temperatures rise.
For the first time, researchers have shown that feeding vervet monkeys a toxin produced by blue-green algae resulted in protein deposits in the brain, consistent with those seen in human Alzheimer's.
Robin Williams' recent death put the condition in the spotlight.
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Everyone has heard of Alzheimer's, but little-known DLB affects millions worldwide.
Still going strong.
How old you are depends not so much when you were born but how your clock is ticking.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The future may not be as bleak as we thought.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.
Choice or not to live at home you may still need some sort of support.
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It's no longer about taking dementia seriously, but doing something serious about it.
Alzheimers prevalence in the UK is forecast to more than double to 2m by 2051.
Although dementia has a major effect on both public health and society, first-time findings from Scotland show that we know much less about the condition than we should.
Funding is one but it won’t happen without the other two.
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What is holding back the discovery and development of any effective treatments for dementia?
Around one in nine people aged over 65 has Alzheimer’s disease.
From time to time, we all misplace our keys or forgets someone’s name, at least for a few minutes, and we worry about "getting Alzheimer’s".
Wellcome Image Award: Brain astrocyte cell taking up carbon nano-needles.
Khuloud T. al-Jamal, Serene Tay, Michael Cicirko
Our blood-brain barrier protects us by blocking out unwanted material but with age it also blocks waste from getting out.
Pratchett speaking at a Right to Die event in 2012.
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The widely loved author's legacy was far from confined to the fantastic worlds he created in his books.
On a downward spiral.
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Families could ease burden of dementia in hospitals but politicians are scared to propose it for fear of branding NHS a 'failure'.
Lost for words.
Still Alice tells a story that is worth telling: any debate is better than none.
Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her performance in the film.
The film, widely championed for raising awareness about the disease, misses some key elements.
Clinical benefits of B vitamins in groups at high risk of Alzheimer’s should be rigorously tested.
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Evidence that vitamin B can reduce the levels of an amino acid that is a risk factor for dementia have been sidelined by one flawed study.
Still got it.
In some ways the human brain is like a well-oiled car engine, purring along without being noticed, until something goes awry. Neuro-imaging techniques such as electroencephalogram (EEG) or fMRI – which…
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Dementia and cognitive decline have a huge impact on the overall health and activity of the ageing population and come with a substantial social and economic cost for society. But for those who have dementia…
The future’s bright.
Alzheimer’s disease is typically a disease of later life, and age is the biggest known risk factor for the condition. But babies with Down syndrome, who always develop brains like those with Alzheimer’s…
The least-processed form of cocoa may improve brain cell activity in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Researchers tested the…