Frontotemporal dementia and COVID-19 – insights from the hospital
Kayleigh Watts, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has worked with people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. She reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on those with FTD, in a piece originally written for the Psychologist Magazine.
Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers
Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so now more than ever it’s important to celebrate our scientists’ successes.
“It’s the highlight of my career so far – I called my mum as soon as I found out”
Amy Lloyd wins the 2020 award, which would ordinarily have been presented at our annual Research Conference that was due to take place in Wales this month.
Scientist Focus: Rebecca Gabriele
We caught up with Rebecca Gabriele, a second year PhD student at King’s College London, who explained how her own experience of dementia motivates her every day.
Scientist Focus Blog: Cassy Fiford
This World Alzheimer’s Month, we spoke to Cassy Fiford a research assistant and PhD student to find out why she is passionately involved in dementia research.
Scientist Focus: Davina Hensman Moss
Dr Davina Hensman Moss is a Neurology Registrar and Clinical Fellow. She has just been announced as the winner of the Jean Corsan Prize for the best scientific paper published by a PhD student at Alzheimer’s Research UK’s 2018 Research Conference in London.
Scientist Focus: Maria Tortora
There is more to being an effective dementia researcher than honed laboratory skills. New researchers need to pick up a host of skills in order to forge a successful career and have the greatest impact
Scientist focus: Ashwin Venkataraman
Dr Ashwin Venkataraman is a Psychiatrist at Imperial College London, and an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded Clinical Research Fellow. We caught up with him recently to find out more about his research into the potential links between alcohol abuse and Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientist Focus: Katie Lunnon
University of Exeter researcher, Dr Katie Lunnon has won the Early Career Investigator of the Year Award at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2017. The prestigious prize celebrates excellence in dementia research and comes with £25k for Dr Lunnon to spend on her cutting-edge research.