Author: Stina Saunders

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 »

Mapping out specific cognitive abilities in midlife might predict future dementia risk

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We are thrilled that the PREVENT Dementia study has reached a point where the study follow-up visits are on-going and preliminary results from the baseline assessments have just been published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The PREVENT Dementia study is looking to identify early indicators of dementia in middle aged people that may appear decades before any dementia symptoms occur. … Continue reading Mapping out specific cognitive abilities in midlife might predict future dementia risk »

Dementia in the spotlight at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival

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We are delighted to announce CDP’s involvement in this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival: Dementia research and prevention: illuminating brain changes Saturday 15 — Sunday 16 April Join us for an illuminating evening of scientific discussion and research at the University of Edinburgh’s dementia research laboratory. Supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, this event offers a … Continue reading Dementia in the spotlight at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival »