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Dementia patients “suffering in silence”

People with dementia in hospitals who are in pain are more likely to experience delirium as well, often unable to communicate the pain they are in, find UCL researchers. 

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UCL celebrates 70 years of working with the NHS

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.    

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New link between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome discovered

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.

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Hospitals often missing dementia despite prior diagnosis

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.

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Neglect common in English care homes

The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread.

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£40 million boost for UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL

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.

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UCL professors win the 2018 Brain Prize

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. 

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Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery

Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.

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Dementia with Lewy bodies: unique genetic profile identified

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.

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Children with mental health problems more likely to be out of work by 55

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.

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Marriage may help stave off dementia

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.

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