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In our biweekly podcast our regular hosts bring together panels of early career researchers and other dementia experts to discuss their research and career topics to support other early career researchers.

Research investigating Alzheimer's and other dementias, exploring prevention, diagnosis, treatments, care and how they're working to better understand the disease and the brain.

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In our biweekly podcast our regular hosts bring together panels of early career researchers and other dementia experts to discuss their research and career topics to support other early career researchers.

Research investigating Alzheimer's and other dementias, exploring prevention, diagnosis, treatments, care and how they're working to better understand the disease and the brain.

This podcast series is brought to you by www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk - everything you need, all in one place.

Register today to get weekly bulletins, with news, funding opportunities, jobs, and events.

    Social Isolation and Loneliness - ISTAART Research Perspectives Special

    Social Isolation and Loneliness - ISTAART Research Perspectives Special

    This week is #LonelinessAwarenessWeek – to raise awareness of the challenges of social isolation, and how this can lead to loneliness, and the connection to Dementia, we worked with The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), and the Global Brain Health Institute (GHBI) to record this special podcast.

    The impacts of SI/L (social isolation/loneliness) on the health and longevity of older adults is substantial. Researchers have found that social isolation or loneliness in older adults is associated with a 50% increased risk of developing dementia. With 5-25% of people over the age of 65% saying they experience SI/L, prior to the pandemic, it is now surprise that the situation has only worsened in the last 18 months.

    Journalist, Writer and GHBI Fellow, Fernando Aguzzoli Peres discovers different perspectives of the challenges that come from SI/L, and the Research that is working to understand the issue and help.

    To get a first-hand of the difficulties and how one person is overcoming them, Fernando talks with Laureen Waters, Alzheimer’s Association National Early Stage Advisory Board Member who is herself living with a diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, living in Clover, South Carolina.

    To understand more about the research, how SI/L affects people and the impact we hear from Brian Lawlor, who is a Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, and Deputy Executive Director of the GBHI. Brian is a psychiatrist with an interest in dementia, late-life depression, loneliness and brain health. Brian has worked for over 30 years on developing services and delivering care to people with dementia. His research interests range from early detection and prevention to evaluating new treatments for dementia.

    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website:
    www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk

    For more information on this sensitive and important issue visit:

    In the USA - https://bit.ly/2RNF7Ny
    In the UK - https://bit.ly/35cCvf6
    #LoneLinessAwarenessWeek - https://bit.ly/35duvKM

    For information on ISTAART Visit - http://www.alz.org/istaart
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    This podcast is brought to you in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

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    Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

    Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

    This week regular guest host Dr Anna Volkmer talks with the joint co-ordinating editors of the Cochrane Dementia Group. Listen to hear about the work of Cochrane, how they support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, their work on undertaking systematic reviews and how you could become involved.

    This weeks guests are:

    Dr Terry Quinn, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant and Joint co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia Group. Terry is a clinician working in stroke and older adult services in Glasgow is also the national lead for ageing research in Scotland.

    Dr Jenny McCleery, Consultant Psychiatrist & Joint co-ordinating editor of Cochrane who describes herself as first, and foremost a Clinician. In her day-job she works as part of a community team for Older Adults at Oxfordshire Health NHS Foundation Trust.

    Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, is part of Cochrane’s Mental Health and Neuroscience Network. They aim is to provide the highest quality evidence about the care and medical treatment of people with dementia, delirium and other cognitive disorders, and about the diagnosis and prevention of these disorders. This is done through undertaking systematic reviews addressing questions which are important to patients, their families, and healthcare professionals from all disciplines.
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    You can read more about the scope of Cochrane Dementia and their work here:

    https://dementia.cochrane.org/our-work

    A transcript of this podcast is also available here

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-cochrane-dementia-and-cognitive-improvement-group

    Dr Terry Quinn Bio
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/profile-dr-terry-quinn/

    Dr Jenny McCleery Bio
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/profile-dr-jenny-mccleery/
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    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk

    This podcast is brought to you in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

    • 38 min
    Building Computers from Human Brain Cells

    Building Computers from Human Brain Cells

    Resident blogger, Dr Sam Moxon, Biomaterials scientist at The University of Manchester talks with Dr Eric Hill, Senior Lecturer in Stem cell biology and Bioethics from Aston University and Dr Paul Roach, Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Interface Science from Loughborough University, about their £3m Neu-ChiP Project.

    The Revolutionary Neu-ChiP project will see an international collaboration of scientists layer networks of stem cells resembling the human cortex onto microchips. They will then stimulate the cells by firing changing patterns of light beams at them. Sophisticated 3D computer modelling will allow them to observe any changes the cells undergo, to see how adaptable they are. This imitates the ‘plasticity’ of the human brain, which can rapidly adapt to new information - providing huge insights into the development of human neuronal networks.

    The applications of this work are have far reaching potential.
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    Dr Paul Roach Bio
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/profile-dr-paul-roach/

    Dr Eric Hill Bio
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/profile-dr-eric-hill/

    Information on the Neu-ChiP Project
    https://bit.ly/3vpyb7C

    A transcript of this podcast is also available here
    www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-building-computers-from-human-brain-cells
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    Like what you hear? Please review, like, and share our podcast - and don't forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

    Register on our website to receive your weekly bulletin, and to access more great content – blogs, science, career support + much more

    http://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk

    This podcast is brought to you in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

    • 32 min
    COVID-19 Care Home Research

    COVID-19 Care Home Research

    This week regular Dementia Researcher blogger, Dr Clarissa Giebel, from University of Liverpool, leads a discussion on COVID-19 and Care Home research.

    The guests this week are:

    Adam Gordon, Professor of the Care of Older People at University of Nottingham. Adam is an NHS doctor, and his research focuses on Care of Older People, with a focus on care homes.

    Dr Ramona Backhaus, Postdoctoral Research in the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care at Maastricht University. Ramona’s research looks at staffing and people in long-term care.

    Paul Marlow, Carer and Research Champion. Paul cares for his mother who is living with dementia; and recently had first-hand experience of residential care.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone, but especially for people living in care homes, their families and the staff. Self-isolation and social distancing are essential tools in reducing the risk of infection, and research is important. Researchers have been working to understand the impact of the pandemic on dementia and residential care, how services can improve and learn lessons, how to deliver changes to safely and effectively and the impact on staff, carers and residents (to name just a few areas of focus).
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    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website:
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk

    A transcript of this podcast is also available here
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-nihr-evidence-dementia-collection
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    Like what you hear? Please review, like, and share our podcast - and don't forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

    This podcast is brought to you in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

    • 48 min
    Introducing the Dementia Researcher Podcast

    Introducing the Dementia Researcher Podcast

    Welcome to the Dementia Researcher podcast, the fortnightly show for early career researchers, working in all areas of discovery.

    Join our community, contribute and find show transcripts and links to further resources at:

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nih.ac.uk

    Produced by Adam Smith at University College London, delivered by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society.

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    BNA Festival 2021 Roundup

    BNA Festival 2021 Roundup

    This week Professor Louise Serpell from University of Sussex talks to a great panel of early career researchers, discussing and sharing their highlights from this month’s British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Festival.

    With our largest ever panel of scientists, with backgrounds are as varied as the topics they discuss. Everything from misfolding proteins, the latest thoughts on amyloid, thought processing and much more.

    Our guests this week are:

    Dr Lilya Andrianova, Postdoctoral Research Associate from the University of Glasgow. Lilya is researching neural circuits in health and disease.

    Emily Beswick, PhD Student from The University of Edinburgh. Emily works in Clinical Trials in MND, wearable devices and extra-motor outcome measures.

    Sarah Gregory, PhD Student from The University of Edinburgh. Sarah is studying the HPA axis in midlife and it’s association with dementia.

    Silvia Anderle, PhD Student at University of Sussex. Silvia uses photon microscopy to investigate how different APOE alleles affect neurovascular coupling in targeted replacement APOE mice.

    Dr Annika Boldt, Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. Annika studies metacognition, such as confidence and error detection; cognitive offloading; (perceptual) decision making.

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    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website:
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk

    A transcript of this podcast is also available here
    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-bna-festival-roundup

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    Like what you hear? Please review, like, and share our podcast - and don't forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.

    This podcast is brought to you in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

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Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

Dynorod ,

Great podcast

But I would say that... I make it 😄

nshapl ,

Fantastic podcast

Absolutely fantastic podcast! I learn so much about Dementia. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Dementia!

PhDRory ,

Helpful career support

I will be starting my PhD in October 2020, this podcast has been really helpful in getting me into the space. With some episodes covering science and research topics, and others with practical tips eg job applications. I also find their website and webinars interesting too. Great work!

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