Articles tagged with 'dementia' | University of Manchester

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2023
17
October
2023
| 15:27 Europe/London
Scientists from The Universities of Manchester and Auckland have discovered widespread differences in metal levels in the brains of patients with Huntington’s Disease, a type of dementia, compared to a control group with healthy tissue....
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08
September
2023
| 13:00 Europe/London
In the UK, 5-20% of over 60s population experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a decline in one cognitive area, such as memory, language, spatial orientation, or forward planning, over time. MCI is confirmed by pen-and-paper testing....
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07
August
2023
| 20:00 Europe/London
New research has shed light on how high blood pressure causes changes to arteries in the brain, a process that leads to vascular dementia. The research, led by University of Manchester scientists,  funded by the British Heart Foundation and published...
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03
July
2023
| 17:08 Europe/London
PharmaKure, a University of Manchester spinout company specialising in companion diagnostics for the treatment of neurological diseases, has launched a collaboration wth with  APIS Assay Technologies Ltd, a company with scientific expertise in biomar...
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2022
01
November
2022
| 11:17 Europe/London
A new research project will explore the experiences of veterans diagnosed with dementia who live in their own homes in the community. Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £100,000 to the University of Manchester to fund the research project, which will b...
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09
August
2022
| 08:15 Europe/London
A gallery of “breath-taking” images and videos which shine a light on crucial dementia research have been released today by Alzheimer’s Society’s first ever research image competition which was won by a University of Manchester researcher....
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18
May
2022
| 14:08 Europe/London
A unique psychological and social intervention which trains family and informal carers to communicate more effectively with the person they support is being trialed in Manchester.
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2021
10
December
2021
| 07:25 Europe/London
The lives of people living with dementia in Greater Manchester, alongside carers and loved ones, can be improved through better access to housing that reflects the changing needs and diversity of the population, according to the finding of a new repo...
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15
September
2021
| 17:00 Europe/London
A drug already used to treat high blood pressure could be re-purposed as the first treatment to tackle a type of vascular dementia caused by damaged and ‘leaky’ small blood vessels in the brain, according to research part-funded by the British Heart ...
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2020
27
April
2020
| 11:12 Europe/London
New guidance has been published to support people with dementia and their carers facing isolation and reduced services as a result of COVID-19.
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2018
16
October
2018
| 15:45 Europe/London
A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist.
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12
October
2018
| 08:21 Europe/London
Hearing aids and cataract surgery are strongly linked to a slower rate of age-related cognitive decline, according to new research by University of Manchester academics.
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12
July
2018
| 17:00 Europe/London
A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. ...
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2017
12
December
2017
| 09:00 Europe/London
An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis.
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08
November
2017
| 09:00 Europe/London
New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia.
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06
March
2017
| 10:45 Europe/London
A pioneering legal advice clinic led by students from The University of Manchester for people living with dementia has been recognised in the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.
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08
February
2017
| 11:06 Europe/London
Disabling a part of brain cells that acts as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.
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2016
30
November
2016
| 16:09 Europe/London
A project which trained older people to be researchers into the future of their city has won a major national award for its ground-breaking work, on a night when two other Manchester projects were also shortlisted. ...
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11
August
2016
| 10:00 Europe/London
A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug.
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16
June
2016
| 00:00 Europe/London
The University of Manchester has opened the multi-million pound Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre (14 June), which will identify the unique markers of diseases such as cancer or arthritis. These markers will be developed to ensure the right treatmen...
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17
May
2016
| 11:36 Europe/London
Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities are teaming up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond.
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22
April
2016
| 10:06 Europe/London
FTLD is the second most common cause of dementiaThe new research aims to look at the most common genetic cause of FTLD
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09
March
2016
| 11:23 Europe/London
The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is to be investigated by a new multi-million European research consortium led by The University of Manchester.
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08
March
2016
| 16:08 Europe/London
A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes - a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria - are major causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. Their paper, which ...
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2015
03
November
2015
| 11:30 Europe/London
The University of Manchester has been awarded £5.3m to buy and install a leading-edge scanner for studying the molecular processes in the brain that cause dementia.
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22
October
2015
| 12:02 Europe/London
It is believed that people with Parkinson's secrete a specific scent If the chemicals behind that scent can be identified it could lead to earlier treatments for the condition
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25
September
2015
| 10:34 Europe/London
People with young onset dementia and their carers came together to provide a moving musical and artistic performance that concluded a series of weekly sessions.
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16
April
2015
| 11:35 Europe/London
Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers fr...
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05
January
2015
| 16:18 Europe/London
The University of Manchester’s Professor Alistair Burns has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to health and social care – particularly dementia care. Professor Burns is Vice-Dean for Clinical Affairs in the University’s ...
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2014
16
December
2014
| 10:09 Europe/London
A University of Manchester study of over 400 people in eight EU countries with severe dementia has found that those residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community.   Resear...
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