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Epic bike ride raises thousands

31st July 2018

Two researchers at the University of Exeter have pedalled a whopping 460 km from London to Paris, raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society in a gruelling four-day challenge. Drs Mark Tarrant and David Llewellyn have exceeded their £1,550 fundraising target for the Society, raising over £2,000 so far to boost the Society’s ground-breaking dementia […]

Deprivation increases dementia risk

16th May 2018

Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL and University of Exeter research. Researchers analysed data from over 6,000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that the 20% most deprived adults were 50% more likely to develop dementia than the 20% least deprived […]

Dementia Researcher Podcast: Getting Funding

14th May 2018

In this Podcast, Chris Hardy from University College London chats to panelists Professor Simon Mead, Dr Adeel Razi also from UCL, and Dr David Llewellyn from Exeter University Medical School. Finding funding and grant writing is a much needed skill, and one that will be useful throughout your research career. There will be highs and […]

HCAP study fieldwork complete

2nd May 2018

The Healthy Cognitive Aging Project (HCAP) is a sub-study carried out within the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). The project aims to investigate dementia risk using a harmonised cognitive assessment protocol, as part of an international research collaboration supported by a $2.4 million grant from the US National Institute on Aging (NIA). The study incorporates 1,300 men and […]

Impact of DECODE system on memory clinics

29th March 2018

Background A large proportion of people who are referred to memory clinics are cognitively healthy and do not receive a diagnosis of dementia or another cognitive deficit. This places unnecessary strain on stretched services locally, nationally and internationally. A team at the University of Exeter led by Dr David Llewellyn, have developed a clinical decision […]

DECODE system Highly Commended by AXA Healthcare

7th March 2018

The DECODE system has been Highly Commended by AXA Healthcare in their Heroes of Health Tech award for Innovations in the Early Diagnosis of Dementia. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, this award aims to identify excellence in design innovation and technology development that can support the diagnosis of diseases underpinning dementia. The panel were […]