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New funding to study dementia

It's a disease that can leave loved ones completely unrecognisable. But dementia - now on the rise - can be mistaken for old age.

Dementia hugely ignored

Only 38% of people who have dementia in the South East are actually diagnosed.

Is Dementia linked to stress

A group of scientists are conducting research into whether the causes of dementia are linked to stress.

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People with dementia 'isolated and anxious'

Too many people with dementia in our region are living lonely and depressing lives according to a new survey by the Alzheimer's Society. It says dementia sufferers often find their friends desert them, and they become isolated and anxious

Others have to rely on family and neighbours for support, as Malcolm Shaw's been finding out. He spoke to Willem Van Der Valk, who has dementia and his wife Christine, neighbour Julie Shenton, and Linda Barnes from the Alzheimer's Society.

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Scientists study proteins for dementia

Scientists in Portsmouth are to launch a major study of little-known proteins they believe are a contributing factor to diseases such as dementia and multiple sclerosis.

The team of biologists at the University of Portsmouth have been awarded £600,000 to research the impact on the ageing of the brain and cognitive decline.

The study will focus on a protein known as Kir4.1 which is a key element in controlling special cells in the brain and spinal cord which form myelin, a substance which insulates the brain's wiring.

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