Exploring the link between football and dementia

Posted on 12 February 2018 by Jack Beaumont

I work on a project investigating Alzheimer’s disease at Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. Although not directly related to the research project I am involved with, I am interested in the impact of concussion in sport and whether repeated blows to the head/concussions increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It
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The carer’s rollercoaster

Posted on 14 March 2017 by George Drummond

George Drummond talks about life as a carer, coping strategies and an innovative care solution. There are around 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK, often close family members who desperately want to do more but often feel helpless as they watch their loved one experience a devastating loss of identity and eventually
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Alzheimer’s cure or incurable hype?

Posted on 29 July 2016 by Professor Petroc Sumner

Yesterday many newspapers claimed a major breakthrough in dementia treatment: “Scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer’s’” (The Times); “Scientists discover first drug to halt brain decline in Alzheimer’s” (The Sun). Is this true, or is it yet another exaggerated false hope for patients and their families? Digging in the detail will reveal no clear
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