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Read all SDRC guest blogs and latest news below. 

If you would like to write a guest blog for the SDRC, please get in touchWe are particularly keen to feature Early Career Researchers in our blogs, but anyone is welcome to contribute!

Research Study: Evaluate a support resource for carers

Research Study: Evaluate a support resource for carers

A research team has developed an online support tool for carers of people with dementia. They are looking for volunteers to evaluate this tool. Find out more information on how to get involved in this study below.  iSupport is an internet-based support package for...

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Informatics & Technology

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Informatics & Technology

The following is an excerpt of SDRC Annual Report 2021/22 which provides on overview of the research in the field of brain health Informatics & Technology, written by theme lead and SDRC Executive Committee member Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez. The SDRC is witnessing a...

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Prevention

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Prevention

Dementia Prevention, is one of the themes of the SDRC and featured in the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22. Theme lead, and SDRC chair, Professor Craig Ritchie, has written the following extract from the report dedicated to the research across Scotland on dementia...

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Living with Dementia

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Living with Dementia

On the 9th May 2022, the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium launched our Annual Report.  In addition to providing an overview of all dementia and brain health research in the past year, we also have a section in the report dedicated to each of the SDRC research...

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Diagnosis

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Diagnosis

This blog is an extract from the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22, dedicates a section to the progress and ongoing work of each of the SDRC research themes.  This blog is from the Diagnosis theme, written by theme lead Dr Terry Quinn. Twelve months is a long time in...

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Fundamental Science

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Fundamental Science

In the SDRC Annual Report 2021/21 we dedicated a section each to the progress and ongoing work of the SDRC research themes.  The following extract is focusing on the Fundamental Science theme, led by Professor Frank Gunn-Moore and Dr Sophie Bradley. Read more below....

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The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22

The SDRC Annual Report 2022, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference on Monday 9th May. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. It includes the updates from each of the SDRC Research Themes, as...

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Research Strategy Oversight Board Chair: Henry McLeish

Research Strategy Oversight Board Chair: Henry McLeish

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are delighted to announce the appointment of Henry McLeish as the Chair of the Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy Oversight Board.  In July 2021, the SDRC,...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Leah Macaden

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Leah Macaden

The SDRC are delighted that Dr Leah Macaden has agreed to be co-opted to the SDRC Executive Committee. Given the change of circumstances of the SDRC Executive Committee in 2020/21, it was decided to co-opt new members between now and the next election support our...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Jennifer Macfarlane

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Jennifer Macfarlane

Given the change of circumstances of the SDRC Executive Committee in 2020/21, the committee have decided to co-opt Jennifer to the Executive to support our growing activities as we emerge from the pandemic. Find out more in Jennifer's biography below. Jen Macfarlane...

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Research Participant Blog: Eileen Penman

Research Participant Blog: Eileen Penman

The SDRC are pleased to be able to continue our Research Involvement blog series, featuring participants in research across Scotland. This blog series aims to share experiences of different perspectives of research as well as tips and lessons for researchers. Our...

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Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Researchers Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group (GBIRG) led by Associate Professor Willie Stewart, have published their findings reporting a link between a footballers' outfield position and neurodegenerative risk.  Taking place at the University of Glasgow, as part...

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We cry again

We cry again

Our fourth blog in the Research Involvement series is by Lorna Walker who is an NDCAN member. If you are an SDRC member that would like to contribute a guest blog for this series, please get in touch with us.  Research involvement is only possible when people who have...

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I Got Involved and then it was Radio Silence

I Got Involved and then it was Radio Silence

In today's Research Involvement blog, we are featuring Marion Ritchie, member of the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) who has been involved in research for many years. Marion is just one of many people we have been speaking to their experiences of...

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A Bicycle Built for Two…or More: Collaboration in Research

A Bicycle Built for Two…or More: Collaboration in Research

A Bicycle Built for Two….or More: Collaboration in Research In the second blog of our new series we hear from Dr Margaret Brown, Senior Lecturer and Depute Director of the Alzheimer Centre for Policy and Practice at University of the West of Scotland. Read Margaret's...

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The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The SDRC Annual Report 2020/21, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference 2021 on Wednesday 16th June. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Of course, it heavily features the impact COVID has...

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That’s a good idea!

That’s a good idea!

At SDRC we have been speaking to different people about their experiences of involvement in dementia research and are delighted to be publishing a series of blogs, sharing tips and lessons for us all. Our first blog in this new Research Involvement series is from...

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National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) has funded a small bid from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow to run some Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops. The idea of the workshops is to have a collective dialogue about how we progress PPI in...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

Our final announcement of new SDRC Executive Committee members is Stina Saunders. We are delighted to have Stina joining us and look forward to working with her and all the new members. Find out more about Stina in the blog below.   I am in the final year of my PhD at...

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Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

This year Alzheimer's Disease International has commissioned McGill University, Montreal, Canada to produce this year's World Alzheimer Report on diagnosis, as well as the 2022 World Alzheimer Report on post-diagnostic support. The first of three surveys is now ready...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

Following our recent SDRC Executive Committee election, we have seven new researchers join us.  The full list of members is available here. We are delighted to announce Dr Tom Russ as one of the newest members. Find out more about Tom below.  I trained in medicine and...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member- Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez

New SDRC Executive Committee Member- Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez

Following the SDRC Executive Committee 2021 elections, we are delighted to introduce our new members. Today's blog post features Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez. Read more about Mario below I graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1993 and as a Clinical Neurophysiologist in 1997....

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Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Today's blog is from Marianne Cranwell, who in undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Marianne talks about her PhD journey, and the changes that have happened along the way. Hi, my name is Marianne, I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the school of Education...

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Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Today's blog is from Jenny Waymont, who recently completed her PhD and is now working with Brain Health Scotland. You may recognise Jenny from previous blogs, and also featured as an ECR in the SDRC Annual Report 2020. Jenny tells us about her where her career is...

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