Tag Archives: Dementia

A memory test to measure dementia biomarkers

We have just published a new paper on the recency ratio on the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. An abstract can be found here. A key point we are making with this paper is that we need a range of … Continue reading

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The Conversation: Alzheimer’s disease – don’t give up on plaque-busting drugs just yet

I wrote a piece for The Conversation. It is here. And it is based on this article we just published.

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Does the way you use your computer predict whether you will have dementia?

Look at that editorialized title! I have recently co-authored a paper on this very topic, where we looked at types of computer use that are most likely to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK North West Public Engagement event, May 17 2017, Salford

Has dementia had an impact on your life? Would you like to learn more about local dementia research, support services and charities? Join us at the University of Salford for a family friendly afternoon of lab tours, interactive sessions, exhibitions, … Continue reading

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PhD Opportunity

We are seeking a UK/EU candidate for a PhD position in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University to start before November 2016. The PhD will focus on Memory and Neurodegeneration, with the specific aim … Continue reading

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Integrity

We have a paper about to come out on Neuroreport where a novel measure of hippocampal integrity is compared to more standard hippocampal volumetrics, for the purpose of prediction of future cognitive ability. The abstract: The risk of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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Introducing the Recency Ratio

Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have been found to present a typical serial position curve in immediate recall tests, showing poor primacy performance and exaggerated recency recall. However, the recency advantage is usually lost after a delay. On this basis, we … Continue reading

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