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World’s most in depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

22 August 2016

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  A new multimillion pound study, which will see the most thorough and rigorous series of tests to detect Alzheimer’s disease ever performed on volunteers, is announced today.  The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and the MRC and hopes to dramatically improve the success rate of […]

The Rhapsody Project

18 August 2016


The Rhapsody Project is an EU research project funded by the Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases. They are looking for volunteers to test a new online source of information and support designed for carers of people with young onset dementia. The project forms a European collaboration across six countries (England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal […]

The ‘EARLY’ Study

16 August 2016

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Introduction by Dr Pearson on The ‘EARLY’ Study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes increasing damage to the nerves in the brain with symptoms, referred to as cognitive decline, such as difficulty making decisions, memory loss, and behavioural problems such as anxiety. Specific protein fragments (Amyloid-beta), which are sometimes linked with nerve […]

Gene patterns may explain brain’s Alzheimer’s vulnerability

15 August 2016


This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website.  “Scientists say they have discovered a possible explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain,” The Guardian reports. Gene patterns in specific areas may explain why the disease tends to start in these regions, before spreading through the brain. The patterns were found in areas […]

Every NHS trust in England is now research active

12 August 2016

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has released figures from its latest annual performance report, and there’s good news for both dementia research and clinical studies in general. The figures show that every NHS trust in England is now research active. This is positive news, as research is crucial to […]

The Playlist for Life study

5 August 2016

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Everyone has a song that takes them back to a person, place or time, cheers them up or calms them down. Listening to such personally meaningful music can have powerful benefits for those living with dementia. The Playlist for Life study is looking at these benefits and identifying the effects they can have on people […]

Dementia toolkit to help patients, carers and healthcare workers

4 August 2016

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This story was originally featured on the NIHR website.   A comprehensive online database featuring the latest scientific evidence on what works in dementia care and treatment has been developed by the researchers at the Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science (PSSRU at LSE).   Launched today, Wednesday 3 August, […]

A look back at AAIC 2016

2 August 2016

Last week, the annual  Alzheimer’s Association International Conference took place in Toronto. The event is the world’s largest forum for the dementia research community. Dementia professionals and patients from over 70 countries gather at AAIC to network and discuss the latest dementia study results, theories and discoveries.   Our charity partners Alzheimer’s Research UK and […]

Book of You

28 July 2016

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Book of You is a unique new study that is now recruiting through Join Dementia Research. The study is looking at whether a ‘digital life storybook’ (a collection of photos, words and narrations that reflect important aspects of a person’s life) can have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their […]

Join Dementia Research reaches 20,000 registrations

25 July 2016

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Join Dementia Research have hit a key milestone with over 20,000 now signed up to the service since launching a year ago. The thousands of volunteers who have already registered are a mix of people who have been diagnosed with dementia, carers of people with dementia and healthy members of the public who want to […]

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