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

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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 »

Scots music stars band together for dementia benefit concert

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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

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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” »