News and Blogs
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.
The DPUK blog
26 February 2021
To mark Dementia Researcher’s careers festival (part of National Careers Week in the UK), we spoke to four people who moved from a research career into roles including science communication and project management.
3 February 2021
In our latest podcast, we speak to Feyi Raimi-Abraham, founder of the Black Dementia Company.
26 January 2021
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common form of young-onset dementia, with several different subtypes involving changes in behaviour, personality and language skills.
25 January 2021
In the latest episode of the Dementia Researcher podcast, Dr Sarah Bauermeister and Dr Danielle Newby explain how researchers can use the DPUK Data Portal to generate valuable new insights into dementia.
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.