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Investing in the future of neuroscience

Nina Schor, Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of NINDS, underlines the importance of investing in the future of neuroscience.
Post Diagnostic Support Program for People with Dementia in Hong Kong

Post Diagnostic Support Program for People with Dementia in Hong Kong

Professor Kwok discusses supporting people with dementia and the importance of implementing adequate care after diagnosis The prevalence of dementia among community dwelling people aged 70 and above is 9.3%, and is 3.1% among people aged 60 and above who reside in institutions.1 As the population ages, the number of...
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High air pollution linked to 16% increased risk of dementia

A Seattle-based study found that people living in an area with air pollution levels of PM2.5 have a 16% increase in risk of dementia.
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Argentinian study says 60% of people have difficulty thinking after COVID

A new study in Argentina is investigating the cognitive impacts on virus survivors - scientists found that 60% of participants have difficulty thinking after COVID.
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The isolation epidemic: How tech can combat loneliness in care homes

John Ramsay, founder and MD, Social-Ability, discusses how technology can improve wellbeing and combat loneliness in care homes.
July 2021 North America

July 2021 North America Analysis

A very warm welcome to the Summer edition of North America Analysis. We hear from Lirio Liu, Executive Director of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, who reveals the exciting work taking place to redefine geographic and atmospheric boundaries within the field of aviation.
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Family caregiver training in dementia care

Here, the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics discuss family caregiver training in dementia care.
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Estrogen is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in women

Estrogen is thought to play a role in a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a new study.
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Finnish scientists invent blood test for dementia

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland finds that a blood test could help to diagnose patients with frontotemporal dementia.
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Dementia & Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia: Risk for the Latinx population

Dr Lynn Woods, Professor in the Department of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, explores behavioural symptoms of dementia in the Latinx population.
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Development of tech to track people with dementia getting lost

Timothy Kwok, Director, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, explores how technology can help track people with dementia who get lost.
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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
mild cognitive impairment

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.
vascular dementia

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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