Author: Stina Saunders

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 »

Study confirms the early role of protein tau in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model

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The Centre for Dementia Prevention Basic Science domain studies the early development of neurodegenerative disease. In a new publication Eleanor Pickett (pictured below) and colleagues looked at a protein called tau and the role of tau tangles in the very earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease development on a mouse model. The authors highlight the importance … Continue reading Study confirms the early role of protein tau in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model »

Evaluating the role of education in protecting against cognitive decline and memory changes: a cross European study

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As research and clinical trials into Alzheimer’s disease continue to move towards focusing on a preclinical and an outwardly healthy population, a new international study evaluates the role of education in later life memory performance. One of the senior academics in the Centre for Dementia Prevention and a Senior Lecturer in Statistics Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera … Continue reading Evaluating the role of education in protecting against cognitive decline and memory changes: a cross European study »

Ethical issues around the language used to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

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With an increasing global effort and collaboration in developing new treatments and a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, it is pertinent to link the progress made in research to how communication around Alzheimer’s disease has evolved alongside the science. As the Centre for Dementia Prevention prepares to open new clinical trials reaching an even greater … Continue reading Ethical issues around the language used to talk about Alzheimer’s disease »

A heartfelt thanks and holiday wishes from our centre

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With Christmas and holiday season right before us, we are sending all our trial participants, colleagues, collaborators and friends a huge thanks for making 2016 a great year and hope you have a fantastic end of the year. It has been an exciting year for dementia research, from the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Toronto where … Continue reading A heartfelt thanks and holiday wishes from our centre »