Newcastle is top of the list for research into dementia with Lewy bodies
According to a recently published Expertscape list, Newcastle University has ranked number one in terms of expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies.
The Expertscape list highlights the number of publications on the subject of dementia with Lewy bodies that have been published in the last ten years, and lists the researchers with the most publications in this area.
Amongst this list are several academics linked to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)’s Dementia theme, including Deputy Lead, Professor John-Paul Taylor.
Training the next generation of clinical researchers in dementia
The list also highlights former and current trainees linked to the Newcastle BRC Dementia theme, including Dr Paul Donaghy, Dr Daniel Erskine and Dr Alison Yarnall. Dr Calum Hamilton who is currently leading a Newcastle BRC-funded project on health inequalities and cognitive decline is also featured on the list.
Understanding dementia with Lewy bodies
Dementia with Lewy bodies is one of the most common forms of dementia. It varies in a number of ways to other forms of dementia, presenting with some specific symptoms. The more we know about these differences, the quicker an accurate diagnosis can be made. This in turn can help people get the best treatment at the earliest opportunity, which can make a huge difference to how the condition will progress.
Dementia research in Newcastle
The Newcastle BRC has led the way in this field. Read about the research that led to the differential diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies, and the Management Toolkit for better diagnosis and disease management of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)