Dementia Academy’s Brain Health Clinic blueprint published

17 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The Brain Health blueprint, initially developed by a group of alumni and faculty within Dementia Academy, has been published in the Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders.  The international journal has peer reviewed and published ‘Blueprint for a Brain Health Clinic to detect and manage early-stage cognitive decline: a consensus exercise’, giving its stamp of approval to […]

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NICEimpact dementia

11 March, 2020 | Posted in:

Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released their latest impact report, this time for dementia.  Impact reports share positive examples of where NICE guidance is improving outcomes, focusing on cost-effective, evidence-based care across priority health and care settings. Highlighting that around 460,000 people in England currently have a diagnosis of […]

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One night of poor sleep can increase Alzheimer’s biomarker

10 January, 2020 | Posted in:

An initial study has found that depriving healthy young men of just one night of sleep can increase their levels of the protein tau found in their blood, as compared to an uninterrupted night’s rest. Tau, a known biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease is found in neurons and can form into tangles which accumulate in the […]

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New year, new MasterClasses!

3 January, 2020 | Posted in: , ,

This year we are excited to announce two new MasterClasses to our range of educational offerings: the Leadership MasterClass and the Alzheimer’s MasterClass.  Leadership MasterClass Our Leadership MasterClass will commence with its first nine delegates this February and promises to be an exciting and innovative course, drawing on interactive workshops, coaching techniques and a practical […]

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Increased incidence of dementia in footballers due to head trauma

25 October, 2019 | Posted in:

A recent study has found that footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than those of a similar age in the general population. The research was triggered by concerns that the death of professional footballer Jeff Astle was associated with head trauma from repeatedly ‘heading’ the heavy leather footballs.  […]

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A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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Dementia MasterClass Feedback

15 April, 2019 | Posted in:

With our next Dementia MasterClass set to run in November of this year we wanted to share previous delegate’s experiences of the course. The overall course was awarded the highest level, a ‘5’ by 97% of attendees for both its quality and relevance, with over 80% assigning a level ‘5’ to the extent to which […]

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Time to ‘think differently’ about dementia

11 June, 2018 | Posted in:

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently commissioned a groundbreaking new report which models hypothetical treatments for alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), with advice from a clinical panel, have published ‘Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments’. The report […]

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Advanced Care Planning in dementia round table discussion

15 August, 2017 | Posted in:

Professor Alistair Burns National Clinical Director for Dementia and Professor Bee Wee National Clinical Director for End of Life Care held an NHS England (NHSE) round table discussion with key stakeholders in London at which the Dementia Academy was represented by MasterClass faculty member Sue Thomas.

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Academy partners with Nottingham University to deliver Dubai MasterClass

13 April, 2017 | Posted in:

After the Neurology Academy’s recent successful development of separate Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and dementia streams, the Neurology Academy has now taken another step having launched its first International MasterClass. February’s Dementia MasterClass was held in Sharjah, Dubai, in collaboration with The University of Manchester and the Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning. This one-day course […]

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