NeuRA Magazine #23

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE

The Summer 2017 issue provides a look into our research in motor neurone disease, aged driver and sleep research. It also illustrates the importance of the recently released hip fracture registry, and the award received by our distinguished scientists on its success.We recently launched NeuRAtalks, a new website were the public can access online seminars on a range of topics, all presented by our scientists and curated by our staff. The topic range form schizophrenia to depression to resilience, with more talks added weekly. We also touch base with Prof Kaarin Anstey, who will be joining us in January, to leading an innovative lab with a national research agenda to tackle ageing and dementia. Don’t forget to watch some of our video content supporting articles in this months magazine.  Finally a huge thanks for your continued support – it is our vision to prevent and cure diseases and disability of the brain and nervous system.

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Ten siblings. One third live (or have passed away) with dementia.

The scourge of dementia runs deep in Lorna Clement's family. Of the eleven children her dear parents raised, four live (or have passed away) with complications of the disease. Her mother also died of Alzheimer's disease, bringing the family total to five. This is the mystery of dementia - One family, with two very different ageing outcomes. You will have read that lifestyle is an important factor in reducing the risk of dementia. We also know diet is a key factor, and an aspect that Dr Ruth Peter's is exploring at NeuRA. Along with leading teams delivering high profile evidence synthesis work in the area of dementia risk reduction, Dr Peters has a particular interest in hypertension (that is, high blood pressure) and in the treatment of hypertension in older adults. “We have known for a while that treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but it is becoming clearer that controlling blood pressure may also help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Now we need to know what the best blood pressure is to protect brain health.” You are invited to read more about Lorna's story and Dr Peter's work, by clicking 'Read the full story' below. Please support dementia research at NeuRA Will you consider a gift today to help Dr Peter's unlock the secrets of healthy ageing and reduce the risk of dementia? Research into ageing and dementia at NeuRA will arm doctors and other medical professionals with the tools they need to help prevent dementia in our communities. Thank you for your support.
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