13 May 2021
Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, who leads DPUK's Imaging Network, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
10 May 2021
After a pause due to COVID-19 regulations, the harmonisation study to calibrate DPUK's network of eight brain scanners has restarted.
29 April 2021
Dementias Platform UK is to host access to a new cellular model platform that will help researchers explore risk factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
20 April 2021
People consume less alcohol as the price of food increases, suggesting this may influence the decision to buy it, according to a new study led by Cardiff University and carried out in the DPUK Data Portal.
6 April 2021
Researchers have developed a more efficient method of assessing symptom change in people with ulcerative colitis – a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
25 March 2021
Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is pleased to welcome Aberdeen Children of the 1950s (ACONF) as a new cohort in the DPUK Data Portal.
12 March 2021
People who experienced head injuries in their 50s or younger score lower than expected on cognitive tests at age 70, according to a study led by UCL researchers and part-funded by DPUK.
2 March 2021
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.
16 February 2021
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.
29 January 2021
A decline in cognitive ability is one of the hallmarks of dementia. But how do researchers and clinicians accurately measure these changes in symptoms?
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.
23 November 2020
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.
19 November 2020
DPUK is a founding partner in the newly launched Alzheimer's Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer's disease (AD) Workbench.
4 November 2020
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.
20 October 2020
DPUK researchers have secured funding to investigate the global mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 October 2020
The DPUK-led Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study has resumed after being paused at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.