Who am I? What am I good at? Where do my weaknesses lie? Those are just some of the questions that self-awareness helps us answer. We all have a view of ourselves but how others view us can differ significantly ..
What is sleep Sleep a fundamental part of human existence. Yet, is has been very difficult to pin down an exact definition of sleep itself. Sleep can be defined as a naturally recurring state of mind and body. Our nerve ..
Understanding how our genetic make-up is linked to our risk of developing a neurodegenerative disorder such as dementia, and how it influences disease progression, could be key to developing new treatments. However, the diseases that cause dementia are extremely complex, ..
In recent years there has been an increasing number of studies pointing towards the importance of Vitamin D in human health. Many conditions have been linked to Vitamin D deficiency, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple sclerosis and Dementia. Vitamin ..
The causes of dementia are complex and often not well-understood. Only a small percentage of dementia cases can be explained by genetic mutations. In addition, 7 potentially modifiable risk factors have been identified: diabetes, midlife hypertension and obesity, smoking, depression, ..
“At a time when there is disappointment about the lack of an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, it seems clear that we need to have a more detailed understanding of the mechanisms of disease” – Professor Michel Goedert The ..
Age has long been identified as the biggest risk factor for dementia, i.e. the older we get, the higher our chances of getting dementia. However, there are other risk factors that influence how likely it is that a person gets ..
In the beginning of this year, Pfizer, the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world, announced that it would end its neuroscience discovery programme, effectively ending all research into finding new treatments for dementia. This has come as a shock ..
“Music connects people with who they have been, who they are and their lives. Because what happens when you get old is all the things you are familiar with, and your identity, it all just begins peeling away…” – Alive Inside ..
Dementia prevention When we think of future clinical trials and new treatments for dementia, we often think of new drugs. However, such disease-modifying treatments are only one of many avenues, and another big hope for future generations is dementia prevention.The ..