News and features
13 November 2019
Data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and clinicians are among a range of professionals invited to join a new national network to find innovative ways of conducting dementia research and care. DPUK’s Senior Data Manager is calling for data scientists to join up and commit their critical skills to dementia research.
6 November 2019
Multidisciplinary teams are pursuing investigations into the complex ‘comorbidity’ risk factors in dementia. New research proposals are now in the pipeline following three days of creative thinking around some of the biggest questions challenging dementia researchers today.
31 October 2019
New research supported by DPUK has shown that the performance of eight-year-olds on a test of thinking skills may be a predictor of how they will perform on tests of thinking and memory skills when they are 70.
30 October 2019
A passionate dementia research advocate is so enthusiastic about the collaborative ‘hackathon-style’ approaches used in dementia research today that he is championing DPUK datathons . Today, Nigel Hullah, the Chair of the 3 Nations Dementia Working Group, joined the Swansea datathon.
The DPUK blog
14 November 2019
Luke Whiley won a DPUK grant to investigate gut-brain interactions. On World Diabetes Day, he writes about the links between bacteria, diabetes and dementia.
24 October 2019
Research shows that our lifestyles can affect the health of our brains, and that making a few positive changes can help protect us as we get older. Dr Ivan Koychev is a clinician-scientist at Dementias Platform UK and a senior clinical researcher in Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry.
It’s time to explore divergent dementia trends in the UK and Japan to inform policies to reduce dementia risk
24 October 2019
Can cultural differences also affect the risk of developing dementia? If so, there could be important policy implications. Dr Dorina Cadar is part of an international team of researchers doing cross-country comparative with UK and Japanese cohorts.
26 September 2019
Whilst working with one of the UK’s biggest GP databases, DPUK scientist, Tim, realised how valuable it could be for dementia research. Here, the researcher who created one of DPUK’s biggest, most representative cohorts describes how other researchers can use the resource to answer the big questions in dementia research.
Dr Sarah Bauermeister is getting ready to lead (at least) two more DPUK datathons before the year is up. She’s been known to get up at 4.45am because she’s so enthusiastic about her work, and is totally passionate about developing younger scientists in the dementia research field. We asked her why datathons are such a great opportunity for them.
Dates for your diary
Westminster Health Forum policy conference: Improving dementia outcomes in England – research, personalised care and health and social care integration
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
DPUK Director, John Gallacher, will be speaking alongside delegates from senior government, health policymaking organisations, NHS representatives and patient groups at the Westminster Health Forum policy conference. Speakers will address the priorities for improving outcomes for those with dementia and ensuring early intervention.
Thursday, 13 February 2020 to Friday, 14 February 2020
Healthy ageing is a two-day conference held by the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM. The UK Government has set the Grand Challenge of achieving five extra years of healthy older age by 2035, but achieving this will be reliant on innovations in research and health and social care systems that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. DPUK researcher, Ian Deary, is one of the organisers of this event.