Tag : Dementia

Every Third Minute Launches with ‘Still Alice’

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Every Third Minute. a festival at West Yorkshire Playhouse charting resilience against dementia, was launched with the warming ‘Still Alice’. Arts writer Catherine Corcoran gives us the rundown. First performed in 2013 by Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, Christine Mary Dunford’s touching work Still Alice has now arrived at the West … Read More

Britain’s Biggest Killer: The Quest to Combat Dementia

2 years ago / 0 comments

Historically, heart disease has been the biggest killer of individuals in the UK. However, dementia – a disorder which is characterised by memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, navigation and/or language – has, for the first time ever, overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in individuals … Read More

LUUMS Charity Concert Preview @ Leeds Town Hall 15/2/2015

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Unions Music Society (LUUMS) will pack out the majestic town hall on 15th February for their annual charity concert. This year’s proceeds will be donated to award-winning local charity Lost Chord, a South Yorkshire based charity helping to improve the quality of life of those suffering with dementia … Read More

Comment | Dignity for dementia victims

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based on star-crossed lovers, Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook is one of the most heart-rending films and stories of all time. Not only is it the cliché of the forbidden, highly romanticised youthful love which tugs at the heartstrings, but its sub-plot deals with a more relatable and more tragic love … Read More

Science | New biosensor for Alzheimer’s

5 years ago / 0 comments

A new biosensor developed by scientists at the University of Leeds could revolutionise the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The research explains how the biosensor measures harmful clusters of the protein amyloid-beta in a patient’s bloodstream, an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. The sensor works by a blood test. Previous studies … Read More

Science | Depression accelerates aging

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Depression has repeatedly been linked with increasing risk for age-related diseases, such as dementia, cancer and type-II diabetes. Now researchers have found supporting evidence that depression explicitly ages your cells. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, comprised of 1,900 individuals who had experienced major depressive disorders, as well as 500 … Read More

Science | Have we found the key to curing Alzheimers?

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Scientists are optimistic for the imminent development of a drug that can treat those suffering from brain diseases, following a British study that established a targeted approach which halts the death of neurons. Neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s disease, are all characterized by the accumulation of misfolded proteins … Read More