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Making the most of touchscreen tablet devices for people with dementia

The availability of touchscreen tablet devices on the market has led to an increased interest in their potential usefulness for people with dementia, particularly for providing meaningful and…

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Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions for people with dementia – how can we take a broader societal perspective?

Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions follows the guideline produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE recommends a Cost Utility Analysis (CUA) approach…

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A beta Interaction with Transthyretin and Human cystatin C

Amyloid beta deposition in the brain is the hallmark of Alzheimers disease. Co-deposition of other amyloidogenic proteins like transthyretin, human cystatin C have been found in the plaques along…

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Potential natural modulators of dementia related pathogenic species

Why do most of us only get dementia when we grow old? One suggestion is that in the young, some proteins interact with the species known to be involved in dementia preventing them from becoming…

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Hearing loss and cognitive decline

Hearing loss is generally underdiagnosed in the population but it is estimated to affect 1 in 6 people, and 2/3 of these will be over 65. One of the most common causes for hearing loss is presbycusis…

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Dementia Futures Conference 2015

Society’s response to dementia must be multi-faceted and at the University of Sheffield we have an impressive track record contributing to this response. Building on this and thinking ahead we…

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A novel approach to testing the executive and automatic aspects of language in Alzheimer’s Disease

The lack of treatment available for Alzheimer’s disease and the large number of people living with the disease advocate the need to develop tools for early and accurate diagnosis. An early…

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Amyloid Disease: Are the oligomeric toxic species a good target for therapeutics?

It is believed that in many amyloid diseases, including Alzheimer’s, the primary toxic species responsible for neurodegeneration are small oligomers of the causative protein, rather than the…

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