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.
14 October 2020
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.
23 September 2020
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.
15 September 2020
DPUK’s next datathon – the second to be held virtually – will take place from 16-27 November, it has been announced today.
25 August 2020
Anxiety and depression are more important predictors of cognitive decline than factors such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, new analysis has shown.
21 July 2020
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.
2 July 2020
Comment by Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK
4 June 2020
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.