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UK Dementia Research Institute reveals its first research programmes across six centres

Today the first 27 foundation research programmes at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) are announced.

Please click on link for futher details  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/191/uk_dementia_research_institute_reveals_its_first_research_programmes_across_six_centres


Aerobic and resistance exercise improves thinking skills, study suggests

Aerobic and resistance exercises can improve thinking skills of the over 50s, according to new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Canberra researchers.

Please see link for further information  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/194/aerobic_and_resistance_exercise_improves_thinking_skills_study_suggests


Robot seal helps dementia patients

The robot has artificial intelligence and can learn to respond to certain words.  See link for further details on this. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-39642790 

Workshop increasing understanding of music in dementia care

The University of Nottingham recently held a workshop, which looked at ways in which music can be used to help people with dementia.

Please see link for further details  http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2017/april/university-workshop-increases-the-understanding-of-music-in-dementia-care.aspx  


Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age

Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later.