People aged 50 whose blood pressure is higher than normal, but is still below the threshold commonly used when treating the condition, are at increased risk of developing dementia, a new study co-led by UCL has found.
Publication date: 13 June 2018
Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL research.
Publication date: 16 May 2018
Hospitals in the UK are increasingly likely to recognise that a patient has dementia after they’ve been admitted for a different reason, finds a new UCL-led study, but it is still only recognised in under two-thirds of people.
Publication date: 25 April 2018
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.
Publication date: 21 March 2018
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), which is headquartered at UCL, will receive £40m of UK Government funding via the Medical Research Council, helping ensure its pioneering research is conducted in first-class facilities.
Publication date: 12 March 2018
The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Publication date: 6 March 2018
Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.
Publication date: 15 February 2018
A UCL-led team has developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer's disease symptoms develop, set out in a new paper published in The Lancet Neurology.
Publication date: 5 February 2018
Physical fitness is associated with better cognitive performance in older adults with dementia, according to a new study from UCL.
Publication date: 21 December 2017
Dementia with Lewy bodies has a unique genetic profile, distinct from those of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, according to the first large-scale genetic study of this common type of dementia which was led by UCL.
Publication date: 18 December 2017
Social stress factors such as loneliness and being unemployed, in addition to conventional risks such as smoking and high blood pressure, are associated with higher risks of developing heart disease, according to a new UCL-led study.
Publication date: 8 December 2017
Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.
Publication date: 5 December 2017
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a UCL-led synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Publication date: 29 November 2017
The risk of developing dementia is around 3.5 times higher in frail older adults than in their non-frail peers, according to a new study from UCL.
Publication date: 16 November 2017
More than 200 Chinese students graduated from UCL in Beijing at the weekend in the university’s first graduation ceremonies held in China.
Publication date: 13 November 2017
UCL’s efforts to harness new technology in the battle to combat the “timebomb” of dementia worldwide were showcased in China this week.
Publication date: 8 November 2017
UCL researchers have developed a quick and simple test to predict which people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease are likely to develop dementia.
Publication date: 16 October 2017
Professor Bart de Strooper, who has won the 2017 European Grand Prize for
Research from the Alzheimer Research Foundation.
Professor de Strooper is
the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) and Head of
Department of the UK DRI at UCL. He was recognised for the Foundation for his
major contributions to the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
Publication date: 4 October 2017
Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL researchers.
Publication date: 21 September 2017
People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex needs, researchers at UCL have found.
Publication date: 19 September 2017
One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.
Publication date: 20 July 2017
A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.
Publication date: 10 July 2017
By 2040, there will be over 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales (an increase of 57% from 2016), largely due to increased life expectancy, according to new UCL research.
Publication date: 5 July 2017
The locations of the centres that complete the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), whose hub of research activity and operational headquarters is based at UCL, have been named as the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King’s College London.
Publication date: 20 April 2017