Sarah Gregory

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Sarah is a doctoral candidate and study coordinator at the University of Edinburgh. She has previously completed a Psychology BSc at University of Bath and Mental Health Science Research MSc at University College London. Sarah currently coordinates the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) and PREVENT Dementia studies at the Edinburgh Dementia Prevention centre, which are large mid-life studies aimed at understanding and developing interventions for Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Previously she was Deputy Manager of the West London Mental Health Trust Clinical Research Facility. Her PhD topic is looking at stress and stress biomarkers as a mid-life risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Sarah is also a lay member of the South East Scotland Research Ethics Committee 2, having previously sat on the Queens Square Research Ethics Committee, and is passionate about medical research ethics.


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Dog therapy for dementia: can fluffy friends help with thinking and memory problems?


Clare Dolan and Sarah Gregory summarise a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of dog therapy for people living with dementia, which suggests that animal assisted therapy may be a useful complementary treatment to help with the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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Too much TV is associated with decline in verbal memory


Sarah Gregory summarises findings from a large dataset analysis which explores the relationship between watching television and later cognitive decline.

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Review of apps and other digital technology to assess cognition in older adults


Sarah Gregory writes her debut elf blog on a clinical review in the Evidence-Based Mental Health journal about digital technologies for the assessment of cognition.

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