Author: Stina Saunders

Highlights from a brilliant night at the Playfair Library focusing on lifestyle and dementia risk

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On the 29th of November 2017, The Centre for Dementia Prevention hosted its annual winter conference ‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ at Edinburgh’s Playfair Library. We are delighted that the conference was sold-out and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out on a cold November night to listen to … Continue reading Highlights from a brilliant night at the Playfair Library focusing on lifestyle and dementia risk »

Consensus statement from British experts on optimising services in Alzheimer’s disease care and treatment

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A consensus statement published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy today outlines current expert views on Alzheimer’s disease care and treatment options. The authors recognise that as our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease improves, services facilitating progress achieved in research necessarily need to accommodate the new approaches relying on innovating current care pathways. The consensus statement, led … Continue reading Consensus statement from British experts on optimising services in Alzheimer’s disease care and treatment »

Enabling technologies in Alzheimer’s disease research and care

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The Centre for Dementia Prevention brings together scientists across different disciplines to draw expertise from a wide range of work carried out in the field of medicine. As part of delivering translational research at the centre, the Technology and Communications Research Group, led by Dr Saturnino Luz, is created to enable the use of technology … Continue reading Enabling technologies in Alzheimer’s disease research and care »

Our annual conference: “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Answers”

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We are delighted to announce the Centre for Dementia Prevention’s winter conference – “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances” – which is being held at 7pm on Wednesday 29th November in the Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh. We have gathered a fantastic collection of speakers for the evening – including the Chief Executives of both Alzheimer’s Research UK and … Continue reading Our annual conference: “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Answers” »

New report summarises evidence-based approaches to dementia prevention, intervention and care

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A new report from the Lancet Commission has summarised key points around dementia prevention, intervention and care. We are delighted Prof Karen Ritchie based at the Centre for Dementia Prevention was one of the co-authors of this paper. While scientists have looked into possible treatments for dementia for decades, the prevention aspect of the disease … Continue reading New report summarises evidence-based approaches to dementia prevention, intervention and care »

Major collaboration will provide a better look inside the ageing brain

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We are hugely excited to launch the TriBEKa consortium today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London. The Centre for Dementia Prevention is one of the three pillars that form the TriBEKa consortium – a collaboration between three world leading academic and research centres for dementia prevention. The TriBEKa (Tri Barcelona, Edinburgh and Karolinska) Imaging Platform builds upon … Continue reading Major collaboration will provide a better look inside the ageing brain »

A fault in a protective brain-cell might cause neurodegenerative diseases

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Scientists from the Universities of Zurich, Pennsylvania and Edinburgh have used animal models to look into the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. A type of brain cell called microglia has so far been considered to be protective, as it clears up toxic amyloid plaques in the brain that lead to the development of Alzheimer’s dementia. However, … Continue reading A fault in a protective brain-cell might cause neurodegenerative diseases »