Author: Stina Saunders

Looking ahead: Our collaboration with Playlist for Life

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We are thrilled to be marking our collaboration with the Playlist for Life charity by organising a concert Memory sessions at St Cecilia’s Hall, Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall this Sunday. The event is organised between the Centre for Dementia Prevention and Playlist for Life. We will hear Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and friends performing … Continue reading Looking ahead: Our collaboration with Playlist for Life »

Karine Polwart to join Ricky Ross and friends for dementia benefit

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We are delighted to announce that Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart will join Ricky Ross and friends at our special evening of music and memories: Songs in the Round. The one-off concert – also featuring Del Amitri’s Justin Currie and Danny Wilson’s Gary Clark – will be held at St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh on 29th … Continue reading Karine Polwart to join Ricky Ross and friends for dementia benefit »

Watch: Highlights from ‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ Winter Conference

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The Centre for Dementia Prevention held its inaugural winter conference, ‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ at the end of 2017. Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Edinburgh University’s Playfair Library, the sold-out event was a fantastic success. Thank you to all who joined us! Below are video highlights from a range of talks delivered on … Continue reading Watch: Highlights from ‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ Winter Conference »

‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ Your Questions Answered

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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 were delighted the conference was sold out and that so many joined us in discussing how we can all manage our risk of dementia. Our speakers received some great … Continue reading ‘‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances’’ Your Questions Answered »

CDP Journal Club: Mapping cognition along the continuum of Alzheimer’s disease

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We are pleased Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez gave a presentation on novel approaches to cognitive testing at the monthly Centre for Dementia Prevention Journal Club. Dr Rodriguez talked about a shift in understanding the earliest pathological changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease and their cognitive manifestations. The interest has shifted towards earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on a stage in the disease continuum … Continue reading CDP Journal Club: Mapping cognition along the continuum of Alzheimer’s disease »

Solanezumab: Learning Lessons from Recent Therapeutic Disappointment

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January brought the publication of negative trial results for the hopeful Alzheimer’s therapy solanezumab. We ask Lewis Killin, Clinical Studies Officer for the Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network, what these findings mean for Alzheimer’s disease research and what lessons can be learned from this latest setback. In the ongoing search for effective treatments for Alzheimer’s … Continue reading Solanezumab: Learning Lessons from Recent Therapeutic Disappointment »

New study examines the diagnostic pathway for patients with cognitive impairment

EDINBURGH, UK - 6th June 2017:  University of Edinburgh Centre for Dementia Prevention at Edinburgh Bioquarter. The centre  brings together clinical, basic science and social science expertise to understand and reduce risk associated with dementia. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

We are pleased to summarise findings from a new publication from the Centre for Dementia Prevention. Prof Craig Ritchie and international colleagues pooled real-world data from across seven European and North American Countries to assess the diagnostic pathway for patients with cognitive impairment. The study found that cognitive impairment is commonly not diagnosed at the … Continue reading New study examines the diagnostic pathway for patients with cognitive impairment »

CDP Journal Club: plants and the brain

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We are delighted to have Tim Eschle from the University of Northumbria present at the Centre for Dementia Prevention January Journal Club. We were very interested to hear about Tim’s work in the Brain, Performance and Nutrition research centre (BPNRC) focusing on supplements on the human brain. Please see a summary of his presentation below. Your research is about plants and the … Continue reading CDP Journal Club: plants and the brain »

A review looks at passive smoking as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive impairment

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Researchers from the Centre for Dementia Prevention have published a systematic review paper on the links between passive smoking and dementia. They reviewed research from nine different articles and overall found some weak evidence that passive smoking increases the risk of dementia or cognitive impairment. There has been relatively little research into passive smoking and … Continue reading A review looks at passive smoking as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive impairment »