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‘I will never retire’: working life with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the varied challenges faced by people with early-onset dementia, and how diagnosis is often delayed when mistaken for other causes. Read: Financial Times

Bentham on display at the Met Museum

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UCL's spiritual forebear Jeremy Bentham is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, as part of an exhibition titled 'Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now)'. Read: Washington Post.

How Jeremy Bentham Finally Came to America

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Dr Tim Causer (UCL Bentham Project) and conservator Emilia Kingham (UCL Culture) comment on Jeremy Bentham's 'auto-icon' which is now on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, under loan from UCL.  Read: Mental Floss.

Neglect common in English care homes

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The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by Dr Claudia Cooper, Professor Gill Livingston and Dr Penny Rapaport (UCL Psychiatry), has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread. Read: Times (£), More: i News, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Mail, Sun, UCL News

Is it possible to detect early dementia?

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Institute of Neurology) explains that brain scans can help clinicians to identify abnormalities which help them to predict whether someone is at a higher risk of dementia. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Health' (from 1 min 42 secs). 

Are people more chatty in certain regions?

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Professor Steven Bishop (UCL Maths and Physical Sciences) talks about research he conducted in 2015 to find out whether people in different regions talk more than others, in a discussion about whether northerners are friendlier than southerners. Listen: Talk Radio (from 23 mins 55 secs).

Hi-tech mask scans your brain on the go

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Professor Gareth Barnes (UCL Brain Sciences)  University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Trust have developed the world’s first brain scanner that can be worn as people move around. Read: Guardian, More: BBC News, The Times (£), The Engineer.

How close are we to a cure for Huntington's?

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Professor Sarah Tabrizi (UCL Institute of Neurology) is leading the trial of a new drug that might slow the progression of Huntington's disease. Research by Professor Gill Bates (UCL Institute of Neurology) is also mentioned and Dr Ed Wild and Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) are quoted. Read: The Independent

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