News and Blogs
22 January 2021
Researchers based at UCL have found that blood tests measuring the protein amyloid – a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease – could radically reduce the cost of clinical trials and potentially open the door to treating the disease earlier.
Study shows people with dementia from disadvantaged neighbourhoods wait longer for care home admission
7 January 2021
A new study is the first to show a link between socio-economic factors and the time it takes for someone with dementia to be admitted to a care home.
17 December 2020
Researchers at Oxford University are recruiting volunteers aged 50+ who have either mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early-stage dementia, as well as neurologically healthy people as an essential comparison to those with memory impairment.
DPUK teams up with Cognetivity Neurosciences in study of smartphone-based remote cognitive assessment
9 December 2020
DPUK researchers will be working with Cognetivity Neurosciences to monitor the cognition of people at risk of dementia using smartphones.
1 December 2020
A new paper details what the DPUK volunteer recontact register is and how it can be used by researchers to recruit highly characterised participants to brain health studies.
The DPUK blog
22 January 2021
Usually seen in people with mid-to-late-stage dementia, sundown syndrome is the appearance of regular behavioural changes such as agitation and confusion around sunset.
12 January 2021
Women are at greater risk of developing dementia than men, and the hormone oestrogen could be a reason why.
4 January 2021
Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a type of young-onset dementia affecting vision that is caused not by problems with the eyes, but by damage to the back of the brain.
16 December 2020
We spoke to Dr Donncha Mullin, a participant in the virtual DPUK datathon held in November 2020, about what it's like to take part in one of these events.
16 November 2020
At a virtual event hosted by SONA (the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa), DPUK’s Imaging Network lead, Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, explained how PET-MR scanners are enhancing dementia research.