Treatments of tomorrow: Preparing for breakthroughs in dementia

Today we launched our new report Treatments of tomorrow: Preparing for breakthroughs in dementia. In it, we call for an urgent plan for managing how new medicines reach patients. There are currently no treatments that can change or slow the course of the diseases that cause dementia, but in recent … Continue reading

Artificial organs – science fiction or reality?

Since the dawn of modern molecular biology and cell biology in the 1950s, many people have been dreaming of a day one can create organs in the laboratory from patients’ cell samples. Every year many patients die in hospitals due to malfunctioning or failing organs caused by various diseases or … Continue reading

Paris – Just a Eurostar Away!

Paris – a name associated with culture, art, the opera, the bourgeoisie and foremost a world-class cuisine. The French capital invites not only with an incredible charm, but also with an interesting mixture of old and modern architecture. Many artists flock to Paris in the summer to paint the beautiful … Continue reading

Mexico – The land where beauty, adventure and history blend into one

Mexico has been a popular location for many a sun seeker looking for that perfect beach and clear blue sky. There are lots to choose from, some of which have been voted as the best in the world. The beach at Tulum offers somewhat of a spiritual experience. Nestled behind … Continue reading

Education, Education, Education

Part of our mission at Alzheimer’s Research UK is to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia. Working closely with people affected by  dementia, we look for as many opportunities to do this as possible – through this blog, our health information, public meetings, the press, our … Continue reading

Five minutes of amazing: my journey through dementia

Chris Graham was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010, aged just 34. Below is an extract from his newly released book detailing his mammoth 16,000-mile cycle ride around North America and Canada raising £40,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. ‘Five Minutes of Amazing’ was written with writer Wendy Holden. Dementia Adventure Diary, … Continue reading

Cheesie vegetables and pasta with bechamel sauce in yorkshire pudding

Today’s recipe for the cheesy vegetable bake came about by chatting to my younger son who had eaten something similar at a friends place.  The dish turned out to be so delicious that I almost forgot to take pictures of it after we  served it. Ingredients: 3 cups mixed vegetables … Continue reading

Vegetarian pancakes/omelette

Savoury Pancakes or Gujarati Pudlas made with vegetables and chickpea flour are made from Chickpea flour, vegetables, spice and herbs and look like a pancake, uttapam or a spanish omelette. Savoury Pancakes or Gujarati Pudlas made with vegetables and chickpea flour dish is very popular in most Gujarati homes. It’s … Continue reading

Bombay Aloo

I usually make this dry potato curry called Bombay Aloo whenever I make  Gujarati pudlas (pancakes) Ingredients for Bombay Aloo 2-3 medium potatoes 2-3 green chilies 2 tbls sunflower oil 1 tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp salt ½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp chili powder 1 tbl lemon juice Handful of … Continue reading

Kidney bean Quesadillas

These quesadillas are easy to make and perfect for when you want to eat something spicy but simple. Ingredients for 4 servings: 8 tortilla wraps 2 tbls sunflower oil 2 cans ( 2X240 grams) of red kidney beans 1 cup of pasatta 2 red pepper chopped in cubes 2-3 cloves … Continue reading

Virtual Reality App Offers Unique Glimpse into Life with Dementia

An innovative virtual reality smartphone app – A Walk Through Dementia – will launch at a three-day public installation at St Pancras International Station from 2 June. The Android-exclusive app, available from the Google Play Store (http://bit.ly/1spg4Ol), was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK and virtual reality specialists VISYON, and uses … Continue reading

Scientist Focus: Katie Lunnon

Dr Katie Lunnon is a scientist based at the University of Exeter, where she studies the relatively new field of epigenetics – a biological process that can switch genes on or off, potentially influencing the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Katie is one of the coordinators of the Alzheimer’s Research … Continue reading

Social Gaming – A Fast Growing Economy

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace and new technologies have revolutionised our way of life vastly over the past century. After the industrial revolution, the digital revolution has probably had the most profound impact on our economy today. Social Gaming Social gaming is developing fast and probably one … Continue reading

Making Friends Online

The rise of the internet and the tremendous increase in people able to access it at home has changed the way social interaction takes place. In particular, this is the case with social gaming, which now takes part mostly in the younger generations. Rather than playing board games, our youngsters are now getting … Continue reading

5 Factors That Make Holiday Drinking and Driving Even More Dangerous

The last weeks of December are some of the most celebrated days of every year, and with these parties, reunions, and holiday cheer come plenty of cocktails and, sadly, overindulgence. Far too many revelers then make the poor choice to get behind the wheel of a car and drive after … Continue reading

Bradley Martyn – Inspirational Bodybuilder

Joining us today is National Level MP Competitor Bradley Martyn.  Congrats on another great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division? I had been following bodybuilding for as long as I can remember. When the Men’s Physique division was introduced into the NPC, I decided … Continue reading

CTE and TBI: Pop Culture’s Spotlight on Concussions

The family of Frank Gifford recently announced that the former NFL star, who died in August, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A progressive brain disease, CTE has been linked to the head injuries and brain trauma that often occurs in football and other contact sports. Though Gifford was deemed … Continue reading