Recent research funded by Alzheimer's Society has improved early detection, enhanced care practice and deepened our understanding of how the brain functions.
Our researchers at UCL in London have been getting musical, using brain scans to find out which parts of the brain work together to understand melodies and how this is affected in dementia. This helps us to better understand how our brains appreciate music and how this could be used in future therapies.
New evidence from our researchers suggests that a new biomarker in blood could predict the onset of genetically inherited Alzheimer’s up to 15 years in advance. Further research will find out whether it could do the same for non-genetic forms of the condition.
Our researchers in Exeter have provided evidence that living with multiple conditions along with dementia negatively affects a person’s ability to live well. They call for greater awareness of this issue among health and social care professionals, and a multidisciplinary approach to care provision.