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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.