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An IRNDP first

KUALA LUMPUR 2 August 2017 —  At the first ever IRNDP Asia/Pacific networking meeting, Professor Kaarin Anstey and Dr Ruth Peters discussed ways in which IRNDP could be relevant in Malaysia with colleagues from the Health Faculty of the National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Joining the discussion were representatives from the academic community, medical…

September 21, 2017
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Dementia prevention network launch a success

“With the help and support from some outstanding people in the dementia prevention field, we launched the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention at a very successful event in London on 17th July,” said Professor Kaarin Anstey, Chair of the IRNDP Leadership Committee, and Director of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) in Australia….

September 21, 2017
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What is next for dementia prevention?

In the first of a series of science commentaries from leading experts in the field of dementia research, Emeritus Professor A David Smith argues that the typical observational study approach in dementia prevention to identify modifiable risk factors should include consideration of subgroups, and interactions between risk factors, to ensure that important approaches to prevention…

August 15, 2017
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New network for dementia prevention

“After many months of preparation and discussion a small group of researchers from Australia, the UK, the United States and Malaysia have formed the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP),” writes Professor Kaarin J Anstey, in her first blog as Chair of the newly-formed network. The impetus for the initiative was a pledge the…

June 21, 2017
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Improving brain health with physical activity

While working on her first research grant, Professor Nicola Lautenschlager was struck by how little specific advice could be given to people with MCI to delay the progression of their symptoms, and she wanted to do something about it. It was during her Psychiatry training at the Technical University in Munich that Nicola Lautenschlager, Professor…

June 20, 2017
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Prevention is better than cure

There is an old adage that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, and this is what drives Dr Hiroko Dodge’s research philosophy in dementia and cognitive health. Hiroko jointly directs Biostatistics and Data Core at two Alzheimer’s Disease centres in the US (Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and University of…

March 23, 2017
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