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A biweekly podcast for early career researchers, bringing together fantastic guests to discuss their research and career topics + much more.

Dedicated to sharing the science, encouraging collaborations, attracting more people to the field, and supporting those already here to succeed.

Brought to you by https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk at University College London, in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society - everything you need, all in one place. supporting early career researchers across the world

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Dementia Researcher Dementia Researcher

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

A biweekly podcast for early career researchers, bringing together fantastic guests to discuss their research and career topics + much more.

Dedicated to sharing the science, encouraging collaborations, attracting more people to the field, and supporting those already here to succeed.

Brought to you by https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk at University College London, in association with Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society - everything you need, all in one place. supporting early career researchers across the world

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

    Writing the BEST Fellowship Application

    Writing the BEST Fellowship Application

    In this podcast, Dr Stefania Forner, Director of Medical & Scientific Relations at Alzheimer's Association guest hosts a discussion with current and past awardees of the Association's Fellowships and international grant programs. They recap on the take-aways from a recent grant writing master glass and explore how grants are evaluated, what makes a successful application.

    Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the video version of this podcast - just look for dementia researcher.

    Meet our guests:

    Dr DeAnnah R. Byrd, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Studying the effects of chronic conditions & stressors in older Blacks and reducing dementia among minority populations.

    Dr Joe Abisambra, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Dean of Diversity and Health Equity at University of Florida. Focussing on tau biology in the context of Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury.

    Dr Eduardo R. Zimmer, Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Researching Glial Cells, neuroimaging and neurodegeneration at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

    The next Alzheimer’s Association International funding round will open later this summer, keep an eye on the Dementia Researcher and Alzheimer’s Association websites:

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/funding-calls

    https://www.alz.org/research/for_researchers/grants/types-of-grants

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    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website. There you will also find a full transcript:

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

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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 Association, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, who we thank for their ongoing support.

    • 44 min
    What's New With Alzheimer's Society Grants - LIVE

    What's New With Alzheimer's Society Grants - LIVE

    Recorded LIVE on Twitter Spaced on Wednesday 15th June 2022.

    Adam Smith, chats to the Alzheimer's Society research grants team, discussing their newly launched 2022 funding call, getting details on their all new PhD, Fellowship, Careers and Project Grants.

    Sophie Roberts, Dr Jennie Gabriel and Katherine Gray - share details on how the Society's funding programmes have been transformed and updated to better support ECRs, with improvements in the applicatio process, contract lenghts and stipends, and all new programmes. They also discuss eligabilty, and how to apply.

    For details on all the calls visit:

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/alzheimers-society-launch-new-funding-schemes/

    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/research/researchers/our-application-process

    To keep up to date with news from Alzheimer's Society Research Team you can now follow them on twitter @AlzSocResearch - there you will also find details of an upcoming webinar for applicants.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Race Against Dementia Discovery Hub

    Race Against Dementia Discovery Hub

    Back in February the charity Race Against Dementia started by former Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart announced funding of its first Discovery Hub, and funding to transform and quickly delivery drug discovery to clinical trials in partnership with University of Edinburgh and the Alzheimer Center, Amsterdam.

    In this podcast Dr Sam Moxon talks with three of the people behind this exciting new project – RAD CEO Bridget Barker, and Neurologists Professor Philip Scheltens of the Alzheimer Center, Amsterdam and Professor Siddharthan Chandran from University of Edinburgh.

    Listen to hear how this project came about, what they’ll be doing differently and hope to achieve, and why drug discovery and drug repurposing could be key in finding a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.
    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website. There you will also find a full transcript:

    www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-rad-discovery-hub

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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.

    You will also find video versions of some of our podcasts on YouTube – check out our channel.

    • 31 min
    Food for Thought - Food and Lifestyle to Preventing Cognitive Decline with Dr Dean Sherzai

    Food for Thought - Food and Lifestyle to Preventing Cognitive Decline with Dr Dean Sherzai

    In this podcast Dr Sam Moxon speaks with behavioral neurologist and neuroscientist Dr Dean Sherzia. They discuss diet and lifestyle and how they effect the brain, and how big and small changes can have an effect on cognition both before and after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

    For those who don't know Dr. Dean Sherzai is dedicated to behavioral change models at the community and population level. Dean and his wife Dr Ayesha Sherzia, are authors of the book 'The 30-Days ALzheimer's Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline'.

    Ocean Robbins, CEO of the Food Revolution Network said of the book "This simple, step-by-step guide is your road map to a life of clear mind, strong memory, and lasting wellness. You won’t believe how easy (and how delicious!) it can be to transform your life."

    Buy the book here:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0062996959/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GTX1Q4K6B685MKKT0YNQ

    Dean finished his medical and neurology residencies at Georgetown University with a subsequent fellowship in neurodegenerative diseases at the National Institutes of Health, followed by a second fellowship in Dementia and Geriatrics at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds two master’s Degrees; in advanced sciences at UCSD and in lifestyle epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He has received a PhD in Healthcare leadership focused on community empowerment from Loma Linda/Andrews University. Finally, he completed the executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. His vision has always been to revolutionize healthcare by empowering communities to take control of their own health.

    You will also find this video podcast in your favourite podcast app and on our website at https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast

    You can also find a video version of this podcast on our YouTube Channel at:

    https://youtu.be/DOyNHL8uIwM

    To find out more about the guests, and access a transcription of this podcast visit:

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-food-for-thought-food-and-lifestyle-to-preventing-cognitive-decline-with-dr-dean-sherzai/

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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
    Sleep, Cognition & Dementia - ISTAART Research Perspectives

    Sleep, Cognition & Dementia - ISTAART Research Perspectives

    Is there a connection between sleep, memory, and dementia? Well, it’s complicated. Different types of dementia are associated with different sleep problems, and it is a hot topic for researchers. Whether poor sleep causes or exacerbates dementia, is being looked at and then the separate but related issue of dementia contributing to poor sleep. It is clear that more research is needed to understand this relationship; in particular research that observes large groups of affected people for very long periods of time.

    In this ISTAART Research Perspectives Special, Fernando Peres and Dr Clara Domínguez Vivero get two perspectives on a research topic, from the researcher and the person who lives with the disease.

    This time we are joined by Epidemiologist and Sleep Research expert Dr Yue Leng from University of California, San Francisco and Helen Rochford-Brennan, who has been living with dementia for a number of years and transformed her live into campaigning for improved awareness and human rights through charities and the European Working Group for People Living with Dementia.

    Find out more about our hosts and guests and review a full transcript of this podcast on our website at:

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast

    For information on ISTAART Visit – https://www.alz.org/istaart

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

    • 37 min
    Listening to Early Career Researchers - ISTAART & UCL Survey Results

    Listening to Early Career Researchers - ISTAART & UCL Survey Results

    To investigate researchers’ experiences of their workplaces, fields, careers and support, University College London and The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Professional Interest Area to Elevate Early Career Researchers (PEERS) surveyed ECRs working in the field of dementia or those who had recently left the field.

    In this podcast the study lead Adam Smith hosts a discussion with three of his ISTAART collaborators Dr Beth Shaaban, from University of Pittsburgh, Dr Lindsay Welikovitch from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and Wagner Brum from University of Gothenburg and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

    Behind every discovery are researchers, with the majority falling into the category of being at the early career stage. Early Career Researchers (ECRs) significantly contribute to the field, but from within, there are concerns about how supported individuals feel to thrive and remain within research. There are also questions around what actions research institutions, funders and policy makers are taking to address research careers issues.

    This report provides the results of the survey conducted between the 1st September to 31st October 2021.

    Further details and the full data can be freely accessed at

    https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/survey

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    You can find out more about our panellists, and their work on our website. There you will also find a full transcript:

    www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk/podcast-listening-to-early-career-researchers

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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.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 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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