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Experts unite to improve dementia research

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.

New dementia research proposals taken forward following datathon

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.

Research shows ‘strong association’ between cognitive performance in childhood and later life

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.

Chair of 3 Nations Dementia Working Group joins the DPUK datathon

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.

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.

Healthy ageing conference

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.

Population health conference at Cardiff University

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

DPUK Director, John Gallacher, will be giving the keynote address on Dementias Platform UK.