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New NICE guidelines recommend telling people about dementia research opportunities

20 June 2018

Health and social Care professional in conversation with member of public

All people with dementia should be provided with information on research studies they could participate in, according to new guidelines on best practice released by NICE. Newly released guidelines for health and social care professionals include a recommendation to tell people living with dementia and their carers about research studies they could participate in. Currently […]

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

15 June 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life,” The Independent reports. A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose […]

Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

Carol and Bryan Simcock in the garden

A grandmother living with mild Alzheimer’s disease in Greater Manchester is proud to be taking part in clinical research to help future generations. Carol Simcock, 71, lives in Handforth, Cheshire, with her husband Bryan, 78. Carol’s dementia experience Up until her retirement, Carol, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-two, worked as a secretary and later as a […]

Join Dementia Research: an Occupational Therapist’s viewpoint

4 June 2018

Carol Duff, Occupational Therapist

Carol Duff has worked as an occupational therapist at the NHS for over 25 years. During that time she has supported many people experiencing the process of receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Occupational therapists like Carol work with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers to explore how memory changes affect function. They then present […]

Living with dementia: Phil and Audrey’s experience

24 May 2018

We often forget that for people living with dementia, they are not the only ones who are affected by the disease. It affects their family and the people around them. Hear from Phil, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Audrey, who cares for him. Listen to why they feel dementia research is not just important for […]

Turning a negative into a positive: Annie and Roger’s dementia research journey

22 May 2018

This Dementia Action Week we’re showcasing how you can take action to beat dementia Annie Paton was recently diagnosed with dementia in 2013 but since then she’s been taking part in research studies such as The IDEAL study,  to turn her diagnosis and experience into something that can help people living with dementia in the […]

Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

Every 3.2 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. As one of the biggest challenges we face today, with numbers of people suffering from the condition expected to double in the next 30 years, medical research is vital in understanding the causes of the disease, developing effective treatments, improving care and finding a cure.   […]

Former Rugby player and his wife share their dementia research journey

21 May 2018

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, former Warrington Wolves Rugby league player, Willie Aspinal and his wife Linda, share their experience in taking part in the Scarlet Road research study and the impact it has for them. Watch this insightful and emotive video of them both for Dementia Action Week. If you’re ready to take […]

“It was an easy decision to participate in research”, says Manchester academic living with Alzheimer’s Disease

A former solicitor and university lecturer has told how she is proud to take part in clinical research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Dale Kay and her husband Professor Roger Kay live in East Didsbury, Manchester, which has been their home for 30 years. Having both graduated in non-law subjects, the couple met in 1973 on a […]

Get involved in Dementia Action Week!

Will you help us spread the word about the importance of research for people affected by dementia? Dementia Action Week kicks off today, 21 May, and is a chance for us all to raise awareness of dementia research.  This year dementia organisations are highlighting that awareness of dementia is no longer enough; we need everyone to […]

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