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One hour of exercise a week 'can halve dementia risk'

Just one hour’s exercise a week can reduce the chance of Alzheimer’s disease by almost half, according to a landmark study which ranks the seven lifestyle threats fuelling rising levels of dementia.

The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, new study suggests

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.

Brain injury increases risk of dementia and early death

Research from the University of Utah School of Medicine showed that veterans who had sustained serious brain injuries were 60 per cent more likely to develop dementia and die two years earlier

David Cameron pledges new drive on Alzheimer’s research – and hopes to cure dementia by 2025

David Cameron is set to announce a drive to develop new drugs to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease – or even find a cure by 2025.

How large DNA banks help us to defeat dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently awarded a £96,000 grant to Prof Kevin Morgan at the University of Nottingham to maintain and expand his large collection of DNA samples.