People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia.
Publication date: 9 August 2018
Rates of dementia diagnosis are higher among black ethnic groups compared to white and Asian groups in the UK, a new UCL-led study has found.
Publication date: 8 August 2018
Thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline, a UCL-led study has concluded.
Publication date: 24 July 2018
Eye drops containing a derivative of turmeric reduce the loss of retinal cells in rats, finds a new study led by UCL and Imperial College London researchers.
Publication date: 23 July 2018
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has officially opened its hub facility at UCL, marking the "beginning of the end for dementia".
Publication date: 23 July 2018
To celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, researchers and clinicians from across UCL have spoken about what the NHS means to them and how their work impacts the nation’s health.
Publication date: 5 July 2018
Understanding which genes are responsible for early onset Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome is a step closer, following a new international study led by UCL and the Francis Crick Institute.
Publication date: 26 June 2018
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