Dementia with Lewy bodies
Understanding brain circuits underpinning hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies
Researchers at the University College London aim to understand the mechanisms underpinning visual hallucinations in both dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease
Is a type of fat responsible for damage in the brain in dementia with Lewy bodies?
Dr Daniel Erskine from Newcastle University is investigating the role of a type of fat, called sphingolipids, in dementia with Lewy bodies.
Can boosting chemical messaging in the brain help people with early-stage dementia with Lewy bodies?
Researchers at Newcastle University will study how a drug affects people in early stages of dementia with Lewy bodies.
Understanding the link between sport and dementia risk
This project will review the current evidence around the benefits and risks of sport and, through collaboration with stakeholders in research, clinicians, and sporting bodies, define future research priorities in this space.
Are risk factors for heart disease linked to brain health?
Researchers will analyse data from large studies to explore whether risk factors for heart disease in early life will impact brain health.
Detecting proteins in the blood to diagnose and manage dementia
Researchers at UCL are making a new sensor which can detect a marker of brain diseases in the blood,
Dementia protein changes discovered in terminal childhood disease
In a world-first, researchers at Newcastle University have found that the brains of infants who sadly passed away with an extremely rare genetic condition, Krabbe disease, have similar changes to those seen in two age-related brain diseases, dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease.
How does dementia with Lewy bodies affect sleeping patterns?
Researchers from Northumbria University are using a non-invasive technique to compare sleep patterns of people with and without dementia with Lewy bodies
How do different proteins interact to impact symptoms in dementia with Lewy bodies?
Researchers at Newcastle University will use donated brain tissue from people with dementia with Lewy bodies to study how different proteins interact to affect symptoms of the disease.
Early career dementia researcher in Newcastle gets £210K charity boost
Early career dementia researcher, Dr Lauren Walker at Newcastle University has received a £210,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK.