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Personalised interventions that keep the brain healthy and stave off dementia may be around the corner, thanks to an initiative to foster better collaboration between NHS patients and lab scientists.

The initiative is led by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University, who are also working on ways to spot signs of dementia very early on, and developing innovative treatments and new drugs to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The research programme is funded as part of the new £12.8 million National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) dedicated to mental health and dementia.

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