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Keeping our brains healthy to reduce dementia risk

Keeping our brains healthy to reduce dementia risk

Research shows that our lifestyles can affect the health of our brains, and that making a few positive changes can help protect us as we get older.

Last week to sign up for dpuk datathons at swansea and uea

Last week to sign up for DPUK datathons at Swansea and UEA

In the run up to the close of applications for the next two DPUK datathons, hear six different attendees talk about their experiences of our first event. The deadline for applications is 9am on 11 October.

Bringing dementia research together dpuk 5 year celebration event

Bringing dementia research together – DPUK 5-year celebration event

At the panel table, a leading stem cell scientist was sat next to an imaging expert, who was sat next to a research participant, who was next to the chief investigator of a just-launched nationwide dementia study. These people together represent both the future of dementia research, and the outcome of five years’ work to completely transform research infrastructure in the UK.

Experts and volunteers comes together to celebrate five years progress in accelerating dementia research

Experts and volunteers come together to celebrate five years' progress in accelerating dementia research

Scientists and health study volunteers from across the DPUK partnership came together to celebrate the launch of the world’s most in-depth study into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease - one of the most important outcomes from DPUK's work to transform dementia research infrastructure in the UK.

Unlocking dementia with innovation

Unlocking dementia with innovation

Research support

Applications are now open for data experts to apply to join the next DPUK datathons – highly focused ‘hackathon-style’ events at Swansea University and the University of East Anglia this autumn. Datathons bring data scientists of all backgrounds to the dementia challenge.

Dpuk health study links early blood pressure change to poorer brain health

DPUK health study links early blood pressure change to poorer brain health

Research involving participants in one of DPUK’s longest running health studies has revealed that changes in blood pressure in those as young as 36 are linked to signs of poorer brain health in later life. The findings show the particular value of long-term health records in our understanding of how degenerative brain disease begins.

Dpuk at aaic


DPUK's senior data managers joined thousands other scientists at world's biggest conference for Alzheimer's research. They found delegates to be excited about the potential to use real world data and machine learning to accelerate progress in dementia research.

Healthwise wales cohort signs up to support dementia research

Healthwise Wales cohort signs up to support dementia research

We’re delighted to be working with the HealthWise Wales cohort to recruit volunteers to Great Minds. Great Minds members play an active part in fast-tracking treatments for dementia. They share health data and complete cognitive tasks so that we can match them with studies that will help identify the origins of poor brain health. To date over 1,000 members have joined Great Minds.

Associate partner announcement life molecular imaging

Associate partner announcement: Life Molecular Imaging

Industry experts in molecular imaging are today announced as an associate partner in the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) consortium.

Data scientists2019 opportunity to meet dpuk at 2018impactful ai2019 event

Data scientists’ opportunity to meet DPUK at ‘impactful AI’ event

Impact Research support

Machine learning experts who may not have previous experience of working on dementia will have the chance to meet DPUK’s senior researcher at the first in a new series of events for data scientists. They’ll learn about opportunities to apply their skills and make a real impact on developing treatments for dementia.

Dementias platform uk datathon understanding origins of dementia using machine learning

Dementias Platform UK datathon - understanding origins of dementia using machine learning

Better data Better methods Cohorts

Using machine learning (AI) techniques to analyse complex cohort data, a group of researchers uncovered hidden patterns in cohort data that might identify those at risk of developing dementia, or indicate promising areas for research into treatments.

Dementia Ecosystem UK: action through alliance

General Research

One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime: it's the biggest health challenge of our generation. With one million people predicted to have dementia by 2025 in the UK, and a current cost of £26bn a year to the UK economy, there is huge financial and societal impact, yet we’re still without treatment.

Datathon series launch

Datathon series launch


Can you bring your advanced analytical skills in AI and machine learning to one of the world's biggest healthcare challenges?

Cohort volunteers dementia research

Cohorts invited to join dementia trials register

General Impact Research Trials

DPUK has launched Great Minds, an innovative new register of volunteers for clinical trials who bring rich data from their previous health studies to help clear the deadlock in development of treatments for dementia.

Partner announcement cognetivity

Partner announcement: Cognetivity

Partner news Research

Cognetivity is announced as the ninth industry partner for Dementias Platform UK. It joins forces with DPUK’s existing partnership of eight other industry companies and ten universities working to develop new resources to power cohort-based research into dementia.

We welcome your feedback

We welcome your feedback


Are you working in the Data Portal? Have you made an application for DPUK cohort data? We want to hear about your experiences so we can best focus our Data Portal development work. If you have particular requirements or needs for your research, we want to hear about them, so please get in touch.

Miss it miss out

Miss it, miss out!


This winter sees a rush of abstract submission deadlines for the major dementia research conferences in 2019 – in the UK and abroad. Check out what opportunities are on offer on our external opportunities pages.

Datathon for dementia

General Research

Data scientists from many different backgrounds combined their expertise to take on dementia in an unusual format for disease research: a three-day datathon. The intensive research event saw teams come together to work on data that is now available in the DPUK Data Portal.

Dont forget to credit dpuk

Don't forget to credit DPUK


Have you used DPUK-funded technology or conducted your analyses in the Data Portal's virtual desktop? You need to credit DPUK. See the publications policy for full details of how to do this.

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