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Dementia researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

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A former Newcastle BRC trainee receives a highly coveted Clinician Scientist Fellowship with the Medical Research Council.

Dr Paul Donaghy began studying for his PhD at Newcastle University in…

CamEL Project – improving the diagnosis of early Lewy body disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Roberts

Full title: Improving the Interpretation of Cardiac Sympathetic Imaging with MIBG for More Accurate Diagnosis of Early Lewy Body Disease

Did you know that a heart…

Detecting Lewy body dementia using heart scans

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Research supported by the Newcastle BRC gathers evidence on the accuracy of a heart scan for diagnosing Lewy body dementia at its earliest stages.

Funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK)…

“ESP+” – Extending and Improving ESP in the Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Lina Gliaudelytė

Image: Fibrils of alpha-synuclein produced using ESP

Each year in the UK there are around 20,000 new cases of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and 20,000…

Using EEG to understand and identify delirium in inpatients with Parkinson’s disease

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Principal Investigator: Dr Rachael Lawson

Research has shown that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at increased risk of delirium. Delirium is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with altered levels…

Networks and genes: towards a better understanding of cholinergic dysfunction in Lewy body dementia

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Principal Investigator: Dr Jude Harrison

Lewy body dementia (LBD), which includes Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), is characterised by significant damage to key brain networks,…

Developing novel tools to accurately identify dementia subtypes: application of wearable based gait analysis and machine learning approaches

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Principal Investigator: Rana Zia Ur Rehman

Many different subtypes of dementia have similarities in clinical presentation, but a more accurate diagnosis is important to allow individuals to understand and manage…

Understanding how local area deprivation, health inequality and multimorbidity contribute to progression of dementia and cognitive impairment

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Principal Investigator: Dr Calum Hamilton

The Study

As many as 40% of dementia cases may be preventable through addressing modifiable individual risk factors in earlier life. However, many of these factors…

Newcastle expert awarded £2.5m for dementia research

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In a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Australian NHMRC, almost £2.5m has been awarded to fund a trial to assess the clinical…

Increasing our understanding of Lewy body dementia: a trainee’s story

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has been instrumental in…

New device trial to examine benefits for people with Parkinson’s

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Newcastle researchers linked the Newcastle BRC Dementia theme are embarking on an exciting study that will examine the use of a handheld device in improving mobility for people with…

Understanding neurological impacts of COVID-19

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Deputy Lead for for the Newcastle BRC’s Dementia theme, Professor John-Paul Taylor, joins Newcastle colleagues to become part of a nationwide consortium to understand more about the neurological impact…