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DPUK featured in new Alzheimer Europe report on data sharing

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) has been featured as a case study in the latest report from Alzheimer Europe, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation aiming to make dementia a priority across Europe.

Hearing aids may protect against progression to dementia, study shows

Hearing loss is known to increase a person’s risk of dementia, but new research demonstrates that using hearing aids for hearing difficulties can protect against the condition.

Measuring symptom change in people with dementia: researchers review the methodology

A decline in cognitive ability is one of the hallmarks of dementia. But how do researchers and clinicians accurately measure these changes in symptoms?

Blood test could bring new hope to Alzheimer's clinical trials

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

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.

Brain study pinpointing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease seeks participants in Oxford area

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

DPUK researchers will be working with Cognetivity Neurosciences to monitor the cognition of people at risk of dementia using smartphones.

New protocol paper showcases brain health study recruitment platform

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.

DPUK scientists develop new way to predict biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam has successfully predicted the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers present in cognitively healthy individuals from their risk factors.

DPUK joins new global data initiative to advance research in Alzheimer's

DPUK is a founding partner in the newly launched Alzheimer's Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer's disease (AD) Workbench.

MRC confirms multi-million-pound renewal of funding for DPUK’s dementia research

The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – has today confirmed a multi-million-pound renewal of funding for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), in partnership with industry and the third sector.

Investigating the global mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic

DPUK researchers have secured funding to investigate the global mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DFP study back up and running after coronavirus pause

The DPUK-led Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study has resumed after being paused at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

'Meeting the challenge of dementia': new DPUK report launched

DPUK has this week launched a new report summarising its achievements to date and looking ahead to its future role at the leading edge of dementia research.

Sheffield joins DPUK imaging network with new PET-MR scanner

The University of Sheffield’s new PET-MR scanner is to become part of the DPUK imaging network, supporting research into the detection and treatment of dementia.

Next DPUK datathon to take place virtually in November

DPUK’s next datathon – the second to be held virtually – will take place from 16-27 November, it has been announced today.

Mental health disorders are an important predictor of cognitive decline, study shows

Anxiety and depression are more important predictors of cognitive decline than factors such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, new analysis has shown.

Study shows value of big data in highlighting effects of childhood adversity

New research has provided further evidence of the link between childhood emotional abuse and changes in the structure of the brain, highlighting the power of big data to shed light on how our early experiences affect us in later life.

DPUK response to the government Roadmap on research and development

Comment by Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK

New study suggests childhood intelligence plays protective role against late-life terminal decline

Researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Edinburgh and the University of Montreal have shown that higher childhood intelligence has a long-term association with levels of cognitive function – even towards the end of life.

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