DEMENTIA RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE

The Dementia Research Collaborative (DRC) at UEA is group of researchers, educators, clinicians and lay people who are interested in dementia research.

The aims of the group are:

i)    to disseminate cutting-edge dementia research findings across UEA, health services and the public

ii)    to foster research collaborations across UEA, health services and the public

We run an ongoing series of free bi-monthly dementia open fora at UEA which create an exchange of knowledge between researchers, clinicians, the general public, people with dementia and their carers.  Anyone with an interest in dementia research is welcome.


Researchers from UEA will present their cutting-edge research studies and findings – with a different UEA dementia researcher leading each event.  There will also be an opportunity for people to find out how to take part in any upcoming studies at UEA

Dementia Open Forum: Thursday 25th February 2021 at 2pm on Zoom

‘The impact of cranberry polyphenols on the microbiome and brain in healthy ageing’

Speaker: Speaker: Emma Flanagan, Research Associate and PhD Candidate, MED 

With an ageing population, the incidence of age-related cognitive decline due to neurodegeneration is expected to rise.  Without effective pharmacological interventions to slow or reverse neurodegenerative processes, focus has shifted towards possible lifestyle interventions including diet to prevent the onset or even curtail the progression of conditions such as dementia.  Emma will present the results of her PhD work which investigates how cranberry polyphenols could impact the disease mechanisms considered to underlie age-related neurodegeneration, particularly through influencing the complex interactions between the gut microbiome and brain.

We welcome everyone with an interest in dementia research, creating an exchange of knowledge between researchers, clinicians, people with dementia and their carers, and the general public.

Please email dementia.research@uea.ac.uk for a link to attend this event.