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 »

Our annual conference: “Preventing Dementia: Advice and Answers”

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

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

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

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

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 »