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Funding Initiative (JPco-fuND) for International Dementia Research (MRC)

Summary The EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has announced €35 million (£25.7 million) funding for research into neurodegenerative diseases. Nine of the 21 research projects involved will benefit UK research teams; these will receive MRC funds through … Continue reading

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Northern Countries: Environmental Risk Factors Behind Geographical Variations in Dementia Risk? (BBC News / Epidemiology)

Summary People living further north appear to be more likely to develop dementia. Scientists mapped prevalence of dementia in Scotland among 37,000 people born in 1921. A second study involved over 26,000 Swedish twins living in different parts of that … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis and Prediction Using Eye Examinations? (BBC News)

Summary A £1.1m three year study involving researchers from Dundee University and Edinburgh will investigate whether eye tests can aid non-invasive diagnosis by providing an “early warning” of Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions. It is thought that changes in the eye … Continue reading

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Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetic Stages: Targeted Interventions (Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Summary Type 2 diabetes is associated with dementia and cognitive decline. This review discusses transitions into cognitive impairment and dementia in people with type 2 diabetes. The authors identify possible opportunities for intervention in people with type 2 diabetes, and opportunities … Continue reading

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The Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management of CJD in the UK (Public Health England / NCJDRSU)

Summary “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and ultimately fatal degenerative brain disease. It is one of a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)”. Health Protection Agency (HPA): Part of Public Health England (Since April 2013) Information sources concerning … Continue reading

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Special Support for Dementia Sufferers in Scotland (BMJ)

Summary Everybody in Scotland newly diagnosed with dementia is guaranteed one year’s support, minimum. The one year post-diagnosis support will be delivered by a named individual who has been trained to help sufferers and their families understand the illness, manage … Continue reading

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