This week on The Conversation Weekly podcast we’re working a three-part sequence referred to as Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia, which delves into new analysis looking for solutions to how dementia works within the mind and the harm it leaves behind. Hosted by Paul Keaveny and Gemma Ware, it was initially revealed through The Anthill podcast from the crew at The Conversation within the UK.
In the primary episode, we discover how a examine which started simply after the tip of the second world battle is discovering clues to Alzheimer’s.
Based on a consultant pattern of 5,362 infants all born in the identical week within the UK in 1946, the National Survey of Health and Development started as a one-off investigation of the price of childbirth and the standard and effectivity of obstetric providers. From there it turned the longest constantly working examine of well being over the human life course on the earth – also referred to as the British 1946 start cohort.
Since 2016, the brains of a few of its contributors are revealing new insights into the danger elements for Alzheimer’s illness. We discover out extra from Marcus Richards and Jon Schott, two of the researchers from UCL within the UK behind the examine, and David Ward, one of many examine contributors whose mind is being studied as a part of the dementia analysis.
We’ve been learning the identical individuals for 76 years – that is what we’ve came upon about Alzheimer’s illness
Parts two and three of the sequence will observe in The Conversation Weekly later this week.
Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia is reported by Paul Keaveny, investigations editor at The Conversation within the UK for the Insights crew, which revealed articles linked to every of the episodes on this podcast sequence. The sequence is produced and written by Tiffany Cassidy with sound design by Eloise Stevens. The government producer and co-host is Gemma Ware. The Conversation Weekly theme music is by Neeta Sarl.
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Marcus Richards receives funding from the UK Medical Research Council.
Jonathan M Schott receives funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, Medical Research Council, Alzheimer’s Association, Selfridge’s Group Foundation, Brain Research UK, the Wolfson Foundation and the National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre. He is Chief Medical Office for Alzheimer’s Research UK and Clinical Advisor to UK Dementia Research Institute.
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