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Precision medicine in action: Alzheimer’s disease & polygenic risk scores

Earlier this year, Yourgene Health entered into a collaboration with Cytox to run their genoSCORE-LAB assay in our laboratory. genoSCORE-LAB™ is a new non-invasive test that can predict the risk of an individual developing Alzheimer’s disease from a simple saliva sample.
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Understanding the many possible paths to dementia

Dr Roderick Corriveau, PhD from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., details the importance of understanding the many possible paths to dementia.
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Bilingualism to fight dementia

Neil Wright, on behalf of McGowan Transcriptions UK, discusses the benefits of bilingualism, specifically concerning how speaking more than one language can fight dementia.
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Dementia patients should be given priority for the COVID-19 vaccine

Alzheimer Europe has issued a call for people with dementia and their carers to be given priority for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Examining the effects of post hospital discharge care on enhancing the physical and cognitive functioning of people with dementia

The effects of post hospital discharge care for dementia

Examining the effects of post hospital discharge care on enhancing the physical and cognitive functioning of people with dementia
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Identifying dementia & mild cognitive impairment

Dr Timothy Kwok, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shares the development of the Electronic Cognitive Screen (EC-Screen) for population screening of dementia in older people.
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Causes and progression of vascular dementia

Helen Green, Dementia Specialist Nurse on Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, charts the causes and progression of vascular dementia.
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Fighting dementia with food amid the third UK lockdown

Philip Mayling, director of MKG Foods, explores how food can help care home residents suffering from dementia during the third UK lockdown.
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A digital cognitive test for the detection of dementia in older people

Timothy Kwok, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, tells us about the Electronic Cognitive Screen (EC-Screen) that gives a brief and user-friendly digital cognitive test for the detection of dementia in older people.
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Why a reformed social care system in the UK cannot wait

Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society walks us through why a reformed social care system in the UK cannot wait.
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Dementia research in the UK and COVID-19

Samantha Benham-Hermetz, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK charts us through the priorities for dementia research in the UK in light of COVID-19.
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Dementia Tech: Overcoming barriers to innovation post-pandemic

Daniel Berman from Nesta Challenges and Colin Capper at the Alzheimer’s Society focus here on dementia tech, including comment on overcoming barriers to innovation post-pandemic.
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Diagnosis of dementia: The impact of COVID-19

Dementia UK’s Head of Research and Publications, Dr Karen Harrison Dening, discusses her thoughts on the diagnosis of dementia and the impact of COVID-19 on this.
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China: How to deal with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, China charts how to deal with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a helpful global and regional overview.
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Why do people with dementia often go missing?

New research by the University of East Anglia found that 70% of people with dementia go missing - but why? 
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Scientists propose new strategy to identify early signs of dementia

A new 'white matter lesion' mapping tool can find early signs of dementia, with more than 70% accuracy in measuring mental decline.
Neurodegenerative disease research

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.

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