Tag Archives: dementia

Deutsche Telekom to introduce world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) game that helps scientists fight dementia

First consumer VR game where players can help to advance dementia research through gameplay Building on the success of the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, which collected the data of almost 3 million players worldwide VR game allows for more … Read the full press release

Newcastle University scientists to help diagnose the dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) more accurately and improve management of the complex disorder

New guidelines have been published on the clinical and physical indicators to help ensure patients with dementia with Lewy bodies get an accurate diagnosis and the best care possible. NEWCASTLE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams … Read the full press release

Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK pledged £50 million each towards UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute. £100 million from Britain’s leading charities takes support for the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute up to £250 million Alzheimer’s Society and … Read the full press release

University College London: change in sense of humour could be an early sign of dementia

LONDON, 12-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at UCL have revealed that a change in sense of humour could be an early sign of dementia. The findings could help improve dementia diagnosis, by highlighting changes not commonly thought to be linked … Read the full press release

Professor Carol Brayne and Yu-tzu Wu from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health: number of people with dementia appears to be stabilising in some Western European countries

The number of people with dementia – both new cases and total numbers with the disease – appears to be stabilising in some Western European countries despite populations ageing, in direct contrast to the ‘dementia epidemic’ reported in some recent … Read the full press release

University of Warwick staff, family and friends will take part in the Two Castles Run to support the University’s research into premature birth, miscarriage, cancer and dementia

COVENTRY, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Staff, family and friends of the University of Warwick will on Sunday 14th June raise funds for ground-breaking research by taking part in the Two Castles Run. The Two Castles Run see runners make their … Read the full press release

Newcastle University researchers found link between gait and dementia

Newcastle, UK, 27-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait – the way someone walks – and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson’s disease. And the findings, published today (22nd October … Read the full press release