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.
3 May 2022
The latest figures estimate that 57.4 million people are currently living with dementia across the world. Experts are trying to predict how this number will change in the coming years to better inform global public health messaging and resource allocation.
4 April 2022
Data is an invaluable resource that can provide insights into health from a population level right down to each individual within it. By looking for trends in datasets, data scientists can answer questions such as how likely certain people are to get dementia, what the typical biological hallmarks of dementia are, and even detect the earliest signs that an individual’s health is deteriorating.
28 March 2022
Treating vascular disease has huge potential to improve the cognitive health of people around the world, according to a special issue of a major new journal edited by DPUK researcher Dr Atticus Hainsworth.
22 March 2022
Music is around us all from a very early age, whether in the form of nursery rhymes or the music our parents danced around the kitchen to. But while music we listen to at an early age may not always shape our own taste as we get older, music is deeply intertwined with memories and can take us back to an exact point in time to relive the sights, sounds, and feelings.
15 February 2022
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is an extremely rare form of dementia that affects just one in every million people across the world. In CJD symptoms get worse very quickly, with 90% of patients dying within a year of their diagnosis. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary type of dementia.
11 February 2022
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Friday 11th February 2022) we filled Twitter with quotes from female dementia researchers working as part of Dementias Platform UK. In case you missed it - or don't have a Twitter account - here's what our incredible researchers had to say about their experience of being women in science.
13 December 2021
Also known as corticobasal degeneration, corticobasal syndrome is a rare type of dementia that causes both thinking and movement difficulties.
15 November 2021
Our guest blogger Charlotte Murphy explores how modern technology is helping people with dementia and their caregivers adapt to their condition.
8 November 2021
Learn about the latest research from Dr Ludovica Griffanti, a DPUK Discovery Award winner, in this blog post.
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.