Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

‘Defending the brain’: one year on

This time last year, Josie Dixon wrote an article in Oxford Today about dementia, for which she interviewed OxDARE’s coordinator, Clare Mackay.  The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (which initially prompted the formation of OxDARE) led to a huge influx of government funding in 2014, providing the means to improve existing biomedical research infrastructure and […]

‘Ask a Scientist’

Thanks to everyone who visited our information stand at the Inside the Brain event at the Museum of the History of Science. As promised, here are some responses to questions that were posted in our ‘Ask a Scientist’ box over the weekend: An introduction to the Cognitive Health in Ageing (CHA) research group One of […]

Diet and dementia

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that a healthy lifestyle supports healthy ageing, and an important aspect of this is food and nutrition. The brain requires a lot of oxygen, which in turn means that the heart and blood vessels need to be in good working order to deliver it. Hence the idea that what […]

The importance of sleep

The importance of a healthy lifestyle is increasingly recognised for its role in maintaining physical and mental health as we age, but sleep is one aspect of this that is often forgotten. A study involving two OxDARE researchers, Claire Sexton and Heidi Johansen-Berg, has found that poor sleep quality may be linked to a more […]

Prevention or cure?

Over 820,000 people in the UK have dementia. The NHS defines dementia as a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. A wide range of diseases and conditions can cause dementia (Alzheimer’s disease is the most common) and symptoms include memory loss, confusion, mood changes and […]