A protein triggered by the cold could lead the way towards new drug treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s

A scientific study published in Nature Today (14/01/15) has found that protein released during hypothermia can affect the progression of neurodegenerative disease in mice by sparing neurons from death and preserving the connections between them. The discovery has important implications for research into brain disease and could potentially point the way towards long overdue new(…)


“Brain-age test” – a waste of time?

The announcement by Public Health England that it is launching a tool to calculate a person’s “brain age” to help indicate the likelihood of developing dementia later in life is being treated with a large degree of caution and scepticism by many within the medical world. Writing for The Times, Dr Mark Porter shares his(…)


Depression and Dementia

The link between depression and dementia is perhaps an obvious one. Yet recognising the symptoms of depression in someone with dementia may not be as easy as you might expect. Many of the symptoms of depression are shared with those of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in particular, and it is not uncommon for people to think they(…)