Join Dementia Research News

What dementia research studies are taking place in Scotland?

30 November 2016

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On this St Andrew’s Day 2016, we look at some of the studies on Join Dementia Research that are currently recruiting in Scotland. The RADAR study is a ground-breaking clinical trial examining how a commonly used blood pressure drug called losartan could slow down the rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease. The study is testing […]

Disappointment as major Alzheimer’s drug trial fails, but we can’t give up hope

25 November 2016

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This blog was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Society website. Following promising news last summer, there was a great deal of hope that a new drug called solanezumab would be the first to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, results from a key clinical trial disappointingly showed that the drug didn’t have any […]

Care for people with Dementia given by Relatives at the End of life: The CADRE Study

23 November 2016

Dr Nathan Davies, researcher on this study

Around two thirds of people with dementia live in the community with the majority of their care provided by friends or family. Previous evidence suggests that family carers have a variety of support needs which differ throughout the different stages of dementia. These support needs are often not met, including practical as well as emotional […]

Join Dementia Research newsletter – Autumn 2016

21 November 2016

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The Autumn 2016 edition of the Join Dementia Research newsletter is now out and has been emailed or put in the post to all subscribed Join Dementia Research volunteers. This edition features a Join Dementia Research survey, a series of study profiles and an interview with some of our vital helpdesk staff. If you are not […]

People power unlocks the secrets of human spatial navigation

17 November 2016

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This blog post was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Research UK website. In May, Alzheimer’s Research worked with Deutsche Telekom and researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA) to launch Sea Hero Quest. This fun game got you sailing through sunkissed tropical seas and memorising maps of stormy shores […]

Drug Free Table Tennis Alzheimer’s Therapy

16 November 2016

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There is a strong belief among many people that table tennis activity can have mental, physical, and social benefits to those living with Alzheimer’s; from the likes of improved concentration through the focus of playing, increased upper body strength through the movement of playing, and a feeling of happiness through the fun of playing. We […]

What are the experiences of people who care for someone with dementia?

14 November 2016

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Carers of people with dementia often have to organise and manage support and services for the person with dementia. By improving understanding of such factors, future interventions and policies can be developed to address these needs. The Carer Experiences study, on Join Dementia Research, will therefore explore the experience of people who care for someone […]

Mary’s Story

7 November 2016

Mary Ramsay, Patient Research Ambassador

After caring for her husband, diagnosed with vascular dementia, a Portsmouth woman has become a Patient Research Ambassador at her local community Trust to promote the importance of patient focused healthcare research in the NHS. There are many ways that patients and the public can support and get involved in research. Of course participating in […]

MOOC: Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

4 November 2016

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Find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated, to improve healthcare for all, with the latest free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This free online course is all about this process of discovery and how it is used to improve healthcare. The course will look at case studies covering topics such as how […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

Dr Catherine Quinn, researcher for this study

When people develop a condition, such as dementia, they can respond to the changes they experience in very different ways. The findings from research in other health conditions suggests that how people understand their condition, its implications, and what can be done about it can have an impact on how people adjust to and cope […]

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