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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.

Can dance help defend against dementia?

There are many things about dancing that make it great for our brains and bodies, but can its benefits extend as far as improving the thinking skills of people with dementia?

How has modern technology shaped dementia care?

Our guest blogger Charlotte Murphy explores how modern technology is helping people with dementia and their caregivers adapt to their condition.

DPUK Discovery Award winner tackles discrepancies between brain scans

Learn about the latest research from Dr Ludovica Griffanti, a DPUK Discovery Award winner, in this blog post.

Huntington’s disease: a rare cause of dementia

Huntington’s disease is an inherited genetic disorder affecting movement and cognition that gradually gets worse over time and causes dementia.

What’s good for the heart is good for the head

Exploring the link between brain health and heart health.

Brain areas decoded

Many brain areas may be affected by dementia - this blog post takes a look at the most common of these.

Trials Delivery Framework: Q&A with Dr Vanessa Raymont

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.

Dementia terminology decoded

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.

Is there a genetic link to dementia?

Most cases of dementia are not directly caused by genetics and instead result from a combination of risk factors, but there are some forms where genetics play a key role.

Volunteer Stories: Marianne

Marianne describes what a cohort is and her experience of being in one.

Volunteer Stories: Andy and Tish

The couple share their experience of taking part in dementia research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer Stories: Sally

Sally tells her story of why she wanted to volunteer and her experience of taking part in dementia research.

10 actions you can take this Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week is a national initiative led by Alzheimer’s Society to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

What is cognition?

The words 'cognition' and 'cognitive' crop up a lot in the field of dementia – but what do they really mean?

Amyloid and tau: the proteins involved in dementia

There are two main proteins thought to interfere with the communication between brain cells in certain dementias – tau and amyloid.

Diet and dementia

We've looked at the evidence surrounding the reported benefits of different foods for preventing and delaying dementia.

Dementia's relationship with Parkinson's

There are two types of dementia closely related to Parkinson's disease: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's dementia.

The time is right to focus on pre-clinical dementia

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.

Leaving the lab but not the field: research-related careers in dementia

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.

New podcast: Increasing diversity in dementia research

In our latest podcast, we speak to Feyi Raimi-Abraham, founder of the Black Dementia Company.

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