CFAS DTC – 1st Annual Scientific Meeting

The first scientific meeting of the CFAS, Alzheimer’s Society funded Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) was held on October 31st.  The DTC students and CFAS collaborators from around the country presented their ongoing work using CFAS data to an audience of peers and Alzheimer’s Society network volunteers. Presentations spanning topics from dementia literacy to neuropathology were […]

Alzheimer’s Society Research Conference 2016 – poster abstracts

CFAS were recently represented at the recent Alzheimer’s society research conference held in Bristol where two posters were presented. The first by Dr Sarah Richardson et al. on the study protocol for DECIDE: DEmentia and Cognitive Impact of DElirium. The aim of this study is to understand more about delirium and the effect that it […]

CFAS release updated dementia incidence figures

CFAS has examined dementia in older people aged 65+ for over two decades. By measuring dementia across 3 sites in the UK (Cambridgeshire, Nottingham and Newcastle) using identical methods across two decades, we report a 20% drop in incidence (95% CI: 0–40%), driven by a reduction in men across all ages above 65. There have been major changes […]

Alzheimer’s Society research conference- Poster presentation

Carlota M Grossi recently presented a poster entitled ‘Does commonly used medication increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia?’ at the Alzheimer’s Society research conference.  POSTER_ABCD_Grossietal

EPAD

CFAS  is a member of the newly formed European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EPAD) which launched in Paris on January 15th, 2015.  The start of a novel collaboration between academic and private sectors to test innovative treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer’s dementia. EPAD is a collaborative research initiative to improve the chances of […]

DPUK

CFAS is one of the named cohorts which will be taking part in the Dementia’s Platform UK, which is tasked with bringing together the best scientific minds in a coordinated way to work together which will help accelerate progress in dementia research.   Who is involved: The platform is a public-private partnership between the Medical […]

Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre based on CFAS

Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centres (DTC) aim to create a cluster of PhD students and clinical fellows working on themed area of dementia research. In addition to generating new knowledge on the theme, the DTCs will also provide support and training to develop the next generation of dementia research leaders. Read more on the Alzheimer’s Society […]