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JPND: The largest global collaborative initiative for neurodegenerative disease research

Chairman for the global initiative EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Professor Philippe Amouyel brings to light their innovative work in neurodegenerative disease research.
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Racial discrimination impacts cognitive function in African-American women

Researchers from Boston University, have found that incidents of racial discrimination are associated with lower subjective cognitive function (SCF) among African-American women.
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Diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing dementia

Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the link between diabetes and the increased risk of developing dementia.
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Can B vitamins improve cognitive function in older people with mild impairment?

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss if B vitamins can improve cognitive function in older people.
dementia in the digital era

Dementia in the digital era: A Hong Kong perspective

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group shines the spotlight on dementia in the digital era, from a Hong Kong perspective.
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Dementia gene doubles risk of developing severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine found that a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.

April 2020 North America Analysis

In this North America April 2020 edition, David Goff at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, details the support for heart and vascular health research.
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Chemistry analysis: Microfluidic detection of intracellular nitric oxide levels

Jay Sibbitts, Prof Dr Stefan H. Bossmann and Prof Dr Christopher T. Culbertson, from Kansas State University, Department of Chemistry in the U.S., underline microfluidic detection of intracellular nitric oxide levels.
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Post-hospital discharge care for dementia patients

Here, the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics discuss the programmes that are supporting post-hospital care for Dementia patients.
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Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the U.S.

Rachel Conant, Vice President Federal Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, provides us with an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the United States.
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The importance of keeping the kidneys healthy

Here, Dr Masanori Katakura from the Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, explains the importance of keeping the kidneys healthy, as well as the surprisingly common condition, chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Alzheimer’s disease progression

Graph theory in the study of Alzheimer’s disease progression

María J. Peláez1, Prashant Dogra1, Zhihui Wang1, Vittorio Cristini1 1Mathematics in Medicine Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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Understanding the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Ella Hendrix, Writer, takes it back to basics and explains the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Prevention of Pain

European Pain Federation: The year for the Prevention of Pain

The European Pain Federation has announced that the theme to this years European Year Against Pain event will be the Prevention of Pain.
Dementia as a public health issue

Dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, examines dementia as a public health issue in Hong Kong.
vitamin b12

Vitamin B12 and brain health of older people

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok discusses the impact of vitamin B12 on the brain health of older people.
use of chemical restraint, aged care

Report reveals use of chemical restraints in aged care

The Royal Commission of Inquiry’s report questions why Australia allowed use of chemical restraints in aged care.
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Multidomain interventions: How to prevent dementia in Hong Kong

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, details multi-domain interventions to prevent dementia in Hong Kong, underlining important areas such as primary prevention, healthy diet, physical exercise and mild cognitive impairment.
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Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach

Here, experts explain the intricate situation of Dementia care in Hong Kong, and why it could benefit from a train-the-trainer approach.
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Current gaps and future opportunities in dementia research

Here, Hilary Evans, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK, outlines the current gaps and future opportunities in dementia research.

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