Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers will analyse data from large-scale studies and databases to understand the link between wellbeing and brain function decline in dementia.
Use information from the Brains for Dementia Research Programme to find out which disease combinations lead to a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.
Dr Steven Quinn at the University of York will use a state-of-the-art microscope to look at the interactions between proteins involved in Alzheimer’s, which will paint a clearer picture of how the disease progresses
Prof Nick Fox and Prof Jon Schott are studying brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time in a longitudinal amyloid-PET/MRI study of the 1946 birth cohort.
Researchers at University College London seek to identify changes just under the surface of the brain that could indicate the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers at the University College London are developing a pilot trial to ensure people with hearing loss and mild cognitive dementia start and continue to use hearing aids. They will follow-up to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the risk of dementia.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are exploring the effects of exercise and Mediterranean style diet on dementia risk. This project is now complete and we are awaiting the results.
Researchers at the University of Manchester are developing a tool that could be used to identify people who would benefit from early preventative measures and develop personalised information to help individuals reduce their risk of dementia.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are exploring an whether an internet based intervention could encourage healthy lifestyle changes in people aged over 75, who are at a higher risk of developing dementia.