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Arrival of ‘Walk to a Cure’ Fundraisers at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality

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On Friday 17 May, the last day of Dementia Awareness Week, Dr John Hirst and his friends Patricia Husband and Terry Owens completed their Alzheimer’s Research UK ‘Walk to…

Experiences from the seventh International Lewy Body Dementia Conference (ILBD)

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The ILBD conference was held in Newcastle upon Tyne from the 15-17 June 2022. In this blog, Jessica Katanga and Bethany Dennis, each funded by the BRC to attend,…

Newcastle hosts International Lewy Body Dementia Conference

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The first in-person International Lewy Body Dementia conference since the COVID-19 pandemic is held in Newcastle this week

Newcastle hosted the first International Dementia with Lewy bodies conference in October…

Diagnosing and managing prodromal Lewy body dementia

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Before getting dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease people go through a pre-dementia or prodromal phase. It is not clear whether this also happens in people with dementia with Lewy…

Gait analysis as a supportive marker for diagnosing different types of dementia

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Gait – the way we walk – starts slowing approximately 12 years before dementia diagnosis, suggesting that it reflects underlying changes in the brain and could indicate cognitive impairment.


Factors Influencing Habitual Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease

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Pilot study demonstrates a link between Habitual Physical Activity (HPA) outcomes and psychosocial characteristics in people with early Parkinson’s Disease and their carers, providing novel targets for intervention development.


New study findings challenge age-associated beliefs in Dementia

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A recent study has produced novel insights into changes in brains with Krabbe disease that are similar to those changes seen in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s Disease.


Meet the Researcher: Professor Lynn Rochester

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In our eighth Meet the Researcher, we meet Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science at Newcastle University. She started her career as a physiotherapist, joining the academic world…

Join us at the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

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Newcastle University will host the next International Lewy Body Dementia Conference (ILBDC).

This event is the premier meeting for DLB internationally and it attracts key experts and trialists in this…

International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

Newcastle University will host the seventh International Lewy body Dementia Conference (ILBDC) on June 15 – 17 2022 at the Newcastle-Gateshead Hilton Hotel.

The ILBDC brings together laboratory and clinical…

Light shed on role of fats and proteins in Lewy Body dementia

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Increased levels of certain fats and proteins found in one of the most common forms of dementia, Lewy body dementia, could help with diagnosis and test for the effectiveness…

Student projects tell us more about ageing research across the world

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We are delighted to share outputs from Newcastle University postgraduate students who were the recipients of Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) bursaries.

As part of our commitment to supporting early…