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Dementia

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…

Improving diagnosis and management of Lewy body dementias

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Through an NIHR-funded project; DIAMOND-Lewy, researchers from Newcastle University and University of Cambridge have created a Management Toolkit for better diagnosis and disease management of dementia with Lewy bodies…

Diagnosis of neurological diseases to benefit from AI

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Cutting edge Artificial Intelligence technology for diagnosing neurological disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s from eye scans will be tested and scaled in the NHS.

The Newcastle University-led project working…

The challenges of COVID‐19 for people with dementia with Lewy bodies and family caregivers

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Colleagues supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre have written a paper on the challenges of COVID-19 on those living with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

DLB is a…

Relationship between skeletal muscle disorders and neurodegeneration

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In this NIHR Newcastle BRC funded study, researchers examine what links can be made between sarcopenia, an age-associated progressive muscle disorder, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD)

Lead…