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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.
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 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.
Family caregiver training in dementia care
Here, the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics discuss family caregiver training in dementia care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.