Browse our blog for an insight into the vital work our researchers are doing to tackle dementia. We also explain more about the different types, symptoms and risk factors of dementia, busting the jargon and offering helpful tips and advice.
17 August 2021
We speak to Dr Vanessa Raymont, Associate Director for DPUK and Senior Clinical Researcher in Psychiatry at Oxford University, about the Trials Delivery Framework. DPUK's Trials Delivery Framework aims to match public volunteers with the most appropriate new dementia research studies.
9 August 2021
Scientific literature is full of complicated terminology that can make it difficult for those outside the field to engage with the subject – and dementia research is no exception. In this blog post, we will explain some of the most common terms in dementia research, including cell types, proteins, and chemical messengers.
1 June 2021
Marianne describes what a cohort is and her experience of being in one.
1 June 2021
The couple share their experience of taking part in dementia research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 June 2021
Sally tells her story of why she wanted to volunteer and her experience of taking part in dementia research.
5 May 2021
There are two main proteins thought to interfere with the communication between brain cells in certain dementias – tau and amyloid.
12 March 2021
Writing in The Conversation, DPUK's clinician-researcher Dr Ivan Koychev says now is the time to focus on tackling dementia before symptoms start to appear.
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.