Comment to the Science Media Centre cited by CNN.

Period15 Jul 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleYour lifestyle can lower your dementia risk, even if you have high genetic risk, study says
    Media name/outletCNN
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionCNN story extract:

    "While this well-conducted study adds to data suggesting that a healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia in many people, it is important to remember that some people will develop dementia no matter how healthy their lifestyle," Tara Spires-Jones, UK Dementia Research Institute programme lead, told Science Media Centre.
    Spires-Jones, who is also deputy director of the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, was not involved in the new study.

    "We need more research into the brain changes that cause the diseases underlying dementia symptoms in order to develop effective preventions and treatments for everyone affected by dementia," Spires-Jones said.
    PersonsTara Spires-Jones