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New physical activity infographics

There are so many health benefits from physical activity! We are delighted to announce the release of fact sheets on physical activity and brain health available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Arabic. 

November 28, 2018
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Infographics on dementia risk factors now available in multiple languages

We are delighted to announce that we now have infographics available to illustrate the main modifiable risk factors for dementia available in multiple languages including Spanish and Mandarin.  Thanks are due to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)  Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration for funding to support the translations. …

October 24, 2018
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Recent research from the field of economics gives new perspectives on the association between education and cognition

In epidemiological research of risk factors for dementia, education is firmly established as a protective mechanism. PhD candidate Janet Maccora from UNSW summarises some recent papers from economists that demonstrate that while education may well be protective, cost and context should be important considerations when thinking about prevention. A recent commissioned review from The Lancet…

June 1, 2018
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Early Career Researchers in dementia prevention – survey results

We are delighted to publish the results of the Early Career Research survey that we ran over the last three months of 2017. Face to face interaction, networking and mentoring The Early Career Researchers (ECR) who responded to the survey were strongly in favour of increased face to face interaction and networking. All expressed an…

February 28, 2018
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Risk assessment and its role in prevention of dementia: lessons learned from other non-communicable diseases

Continuing our series of science commentaries Barbora Silarova and  Rachel Collins from the Universities of Exeter, UK and UNSW, Australia, consider whether lessons can be learned from other non-communicable diseases…   Dementia represents one of the biggest challenges for health and social care this century [1]. Since the development of a cure for dementia by…

February 27, 2018
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Two high profile, commissioned, dementia prevention reviews 2017

In the second of our series of science commentaries Dr Ruth Peters  discusses the methodology, directions and findings used in two recent reviews on dementia prevention. Two recent reviews have approached the question of dementia prevention using very different methodologies and from different directions. The Lancet Commission, ‘dementia prevention, intervention and care’ (1) and the…

December 28, 2017
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Calling all ECRs

IRNDP is a multinational network bringing together researchers who are working to reduce the risk of dementia across the world. The mentoring and career development of early career researchers (ECRs) is an important part of building capacity in dementia prevention and cognitive health research, now and in the future. This survey provides participants with an…

October 3, 2017
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Joining forces to prevent dementia

In the guest editorial of the latest issue of International Psychogeriatrics, leading academics who established the International Network on Dementia Prevention argue the case for the urgent need to boost dementia risk reduction research in low- middle-income countries by using a research and communications network like IRNDP for this global priority. Read the full article…

September 26, 2017
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