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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…

Dementia with Lewy bodies: why early detection is key to care and quest

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Ian McKeith is an award winning expert in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and led the dementia with Lewy bodies Consortium in producing key guidelines to detecting the characteristic…

Meet the researcher: Professor John-Paul Taylor

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In the first of a new series introducing some of our Newcastle BRC academic and clinical researchers we talk to…

Understanding how bile acids cause cognitive deficits in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

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Lucy Gee

This project aims to investigate the specific effects bile acids have on cell populations within the brain, as well as the ability of drug treatments to reverse these…

Sarcopenia and Frailty in early dementia with Lewy bodies

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Samantha Waite

This research investigates sarcopenia and frailty in individuals with prodromal dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Study

Sarcopenia and frailty are both increasingly recognised in older patients, but…

Brain dynamics as confirmatory biomarker of dementia with Lewy bodies versus Alzheimer’s disease – An electrophysiological study

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Ramtin Mehraram

This research focuses on assessing how the electrical activity of the brain is affected in the different forms of dementia. With this research he aims to contribute in…

Newcastle BRC’s Professor John-Paul Taylor awarded grant from The Lewy Body Society

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Professor John-Paul Taylor, NIHR Newcastle BRC Dementia Deputy Theme Lead and Dr Michael Firbank, an Associate Researcher at Newcastle University, have been awarded £158,000…