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27 April 2018

7 tests for assessing cognition in early Alzheimer’s disease

With rising life-expectancy, the number of cases of dementia and related disorders is increasing. In attempts to tackle the pandemic, treatment trials are moving earlier in the disease process. CANTAB offers a battery of tests specially targeted at assessing cognition in early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and the associated effects on cognition with drug action


12 April 2018

A solution for improving recruitment into early Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials

Screening patients into early stage Alzheimer’s trials can be costly and time-consuming. Kenton Zavitz, PhD, Director of Clinical Affairs proposes a potential solution for improving recruitment into clinical trials. 

9 April 2018

The challenge of detecting early Alzheimer’s disease for clinical trials

In this post, Director of Clinical Affairs, Dr Kenton Zavitz, looks at the challenge of recruiting the correct patients into Alzheimer's disease trials.

7 April 2018

Exploring participant-level trajectories of cognitive performance in patients with schizophrenia

Cambridge Cognition and Boehringer Ingelheim have been investigating cognitive performance among patients with schizophrenia, with a view to improving future pro-cognitive drug trial designs. Our Director of Neuroscience, Dr Kiri Granger, presented the latest findings at ISCTM and SIRS.

6 April 2018

Affective face processing in schizophrenia: disorder-specific or transdiagnostic deficit?

Our recent review of meta-analyses concluded that facial emotion recognition deficits are common across a range of psychiatric, neurological and developmental disorders.

Our Senior Scientist, Dr Jack Cotter, presented the latest findings at Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) conference.

5 April 2018

Comparing visuospatial associative learning for a middle-aged birth cohort and patients with schizophrenia

Visuospatial memory is extremely heterogeneous in schizophrenia. In a large population study, around a fifth of patients with schizophrenia showed similar errors rates to the top 50% of the general population. Conversely, half of the patients sampled showed substantial impairments. 

26 March 2018

How to choose the right assessment of spatial planning for your study

The Stockings of Cambridge (SOC) and One-Touch Stockings of Cambridge (OTS) tasks both assess the processes involved in spatial planning, but which is more appropriate for different participant groups? It all depends on the absence or presence of cognitive or motor impairments. 

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