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Harnessing big data

The data generated through dedicated volunteers committing to these large research programmes is a precious resource. And so it needs to be used properly to generate the maximum possible benefit …

Developing better drugs

Although disappointing, all previously failed drug trials help build our understanding and improve the trials of tomorrow. Here, Craig describes some of the important steps we need to consider to …

What’s it like to take part in research?

We’re joined in this video by Malcolm, a research participant in the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Programme, to reflect on his experiences of taking part in clinical research. …

Welcome to Week 3

Craig introduces week three of the course. This week we turn our focus to clinical research, including how studying research cohorts can reveal the natural progression of disease and how …

Risk factors across the lifecourse

There is a complex interplay between various risk and protective factors for neurodegenerative disease throughout life. Here Craig describes how we must therefore take a lifecourse approach to understand more …

Thinking globally (part 2)

Craig is joined by friends from the STRiDE Project and Alzheimer’s Disease International to discuss challenges and opportunities for working together to promote action on brain health on a global …

Welcome to Week 2

Craig welcomes us back to week two of the course, where we’ll be investigating risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative disease. Including a detailed look at the role of …

Focus on: Alzheimer’s disease

We’ve discussed the core pathological processes that many different neurodegenerative diseases have in common. Now Sophie takes a look at the specific brain changes that occur in the most common …

Welcome to Week 4

Craig introduces our topics for this final week of the course, including how important findings from research studies must now be translated into meaningful practice to improve clinical services around …

Thinking globally (part 1)

Craig is joined by friends from the STRiDE Project and Alzheimer’s Disease International to discuss challenges and opportunities for working together to promote action on brain health on a global …

What are neurodegenerative diseases?

In this clip, we’re introduced to the group of conditions which cause progressive death of nerve cells – neurodegenerative diseases. Sophie describes the common features shared by this group of …

Disease before dementia

The pathological brain changes Sophie described occurring in Alzheimer’s disease, begin many years before any symptoms of problems with memory or thinking abilities become apparent. And many many years, even …

What will we discover?

Welcome! In this video Craig introduces some key themes for the course and lets us know what topics we’ll be covering each week. Week 1 – Brain biology Week 2 …