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What’s that study? Living Alone with Dementia

18 October 2018

Courtney Poole, leader of the 'Living Alone With Dementia' study

We caught up with Courtney Poole, PhD student at the University of Coventry, who is leading the ‘Living Alone with Dementia’ study. What are the main aims of ‘Living Alone with Dementia? This study aims to learn about the experience of living alone with dementia. It is thought that around a third of people with dementia […]

Landmark trial for novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment

9 October 2018

Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

This story was first published on the NIHR website. The first clinical trial of a completely novel and unprecedented approach to modifying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has opened at the NIHR University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Clinical Research Facility. The Depletion of serum amyloid P component in Alzheimer’s disease (DESPIAD) trial will test whether […]

Helping older people manage their medications: the MEMORABLE study

27 September 2018

MEMORABLE study

As people get older, the likelihood of taking daily pills for a variety of health conditions increases. But dealing with lots of tablets makes managing them more difficult. Sometimes people forget or choose not to take them for a number of different reasons. Poor medication management can limit the benefits from the pills. It can […]

World FTD Week: the LIFTD study

24 September 2018

Brain scans showing the difference between FTD and Alzheimer's

This week is World FTD Awareness Week, which runs 23 – 30 September 2018. FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration or Dementia) is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects 10 people out of every 100,000 in the UK. It can affect behaviour, language skills and movement. People with FTD are typically younger and display different symptoms to […]

Guest blog: Alan Richardson

21 September 2018

The front page of Gerald Richardson's 1948 Diary.

The NHS was always part of Alan’s family. When his father died, Alan made an amazing discovery – the birth of the NHS recorded as an entry in his father’s diary. This year that diary was passed around at a service celebrating 70 years of the NHS. As a Join Dementia Research and Alzheimer’s Society […]

#PassItOn – World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

14 September 2018

World Alzheimer's Day 2018

Friday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day. We need your help to spread the word about Join Dementia Research. 25 million of us in the UK have a friend or family member with dementia. Imagine the difference we could make if we all told just one person about Join Dementia Research. Get involved – #PassItOn You […]

Get involved in World Alzheimer’s Month 2018

3 September 2018

Woman using her smartphone to share the news about Join Dementia Research for World Alzheimer's Month

Who will you tell about Join Dementia Research? This World Alzheimer’s Month, we’re asking for your help. Research is the best way to make real change to the lives of people living with dementia. The more people who know about research opportunities and get involved, the greater the chance we have to improve dementia care […]

Guest blog: Simon Denegri

13 August 2018

Simon Denegri, OBE, NIHR National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public

It’s been an exciting few months for Join Dementia Research. Over 10,000 volunteers have now been placed in dementia studies, the NHS turned 70, and NICE guidelines recommend that everyone with dementia should be told about opportunities for research. In our first guest blog, Simon Denegri OBE from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) reflects […]

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: phase 2 now open

9 August 2018

Man in shirt completing paper questionnaire

Share your dementia experience with the Department of Health and Social Care The Department of Health and Social Care want a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. That’s why they have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to find out more on their behalf. […]

No proof that moderate drinking prevents dementia

7 August 2018

NHS Choices logo

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Middle aged drinking may reduce dementia risk, new study finds,” is the misleading and irresponsible headline in The Daily Telegraph. The study found that people who do not drink alcohol in middle age are 45% more likely to develop dementia than those who drink within UK recommended […]

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