Research Wrap: Brain Health and Sleep

Let’s talk about brain health: Sleep As #DAI progresses with its series of monthly research blogs, we thank Laura Garcia Diaz for our April research blog, focused on the impact of sleep on dementia. Thank you Laura. “I live in Canada and on March 13th our clocks went forward one hour. Even though an hour … Continue reading Research Wrap: Brain Health and Sleep

Research Wrap: Brain health and Physical activity

We thank Laura Garcia Diaz for our February research blog, focused on the impact of physical activity and brain health. Let’s talk about brain health: Physical activity By Laura Garcia Diaz There is strong evidence that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes (Livingston et al., 2020), including being … Continue reading Research Wrap: Brain health and Physical activity

November Research Wrap – Building Bridges – the importance of collaboration in research

This is the second in our re-emerging series of monthly blogs or articles focused on research, and was co-authored by a researcher Jennifer Bethell, and Christine Thelker who is a very active Alumni board member of DAI. It highlights the importance of including people with dementia as collaborators in research, and supports the recently launched … Continue reading November Research Wrap – Building Bridges – the importance of collaboration in research

Research wrap: “brain health”, diabetes and dementia

Dr Shibley Rahman, friend and supporter of Dementia Alliance International writes for our April 2016 Research wrap: I have just returned from the 31st Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Budapest, Hungary (#ADI2016). I feel that this conference was unique and remarkable in firmly putting rights-based advocacy on the map. This was in no small part … Continue reading Research wrap: “brain health”, diabetes and dementia

March 2016 research wrap: Identity and dementia

This month, Dr Rahman has written a really interesting research blog on identity, and we are extremely grateful to him for his expertise, his continued willingness to make time to do this for us at no charge. This support of Dementia Alliance International and all people with dementia in general is greatly appreciated. Thank you Shibley. … Continue reading March 2016 research wrap: Identity and dementia

February Research Wrap: Logopenic Primary Progressive Aphasia

This month, we have just made it to post our Research Wrap for February, but with a mega effort by Dr Shibley Rahman in writing this today, we have made it! Sincere thanks for this ongoing support for our members Shibley. Many of our members have PPA or LPPA, and this particular article will be particularly … Continue reading February Research Wrap: Logopenic Primary Progressive Aphasia

Research Wrap: December 2015

Dementia Alliance International is closing the year with the December 2015 research wrap, written by Dr Shibley Rahman, an academic from the UK, and a DAI supporter and volunteer. I hope DAI members and supporters find it interesting. Thank you for taking the time and putting in so much effort in writing it Shibley. Can you have ‘too … Continue reading Research Wrap: December 2015

Dementia Research Wrap Up #4

Our latest Dementia Alliance International Dementia Research Wrap Up #4  for April 2015, generously provided and written by Dr Ian McDonald. Thank you Ian. Over the past few weeks there have been a few advances in relation to treating the pathological signs of dementia (in the brain). This means trying to get rid of those toxic … Continue reading Dementia Research Wrap Up #4

Dementia Research Wrap Up #3

Our latest Dementia Research Wrap Up covering updates from February 2015, by Dr Ian McDonald, the Science Communicator for Alzheimer’s Australia. Thank you Ian. I recently spoke with Australian researchers at the Florey Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience who are working on a potential blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers. It might seem strange … Continue reading Dementia Research Wrap Up #3

Research wrap-up #2

Dementia Research Wrap Up – February 2015 Author:  Dr Ian McDonald, Science Communicator, Alzheimer’s Australia Since my last wrap up in December a lot of new research has been making its way into scientific publications and also the mainstream media. In this short wrap up I thought I’d focus on a few of the studies I … Continue reading Research wrap-up #2