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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Scots music stars band together for dementia benefit concert

Big names from Scotland’s music scene are joining forces for an intimate concert to benefit ground-breaking research into dementia. Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross will join Del Amitri’s Justin Currie, with former Danny Wilson singer Gary Clark completing the all-star line-up. The one-off performance, entitled Songs in the Round, will take place on 29 April at … Continue reading Scots music stars band together for dementia benefit concert »

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

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

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

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 »