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World Alzheimer’s Day – Find out how you can help beat Alzheimer’s disease

21 September 2016


Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, so we thought we’d bring you a round-up of just a few of the latest studies investigating Alzheimer’s disease that are looking for volunteers:   The MINDSET Study This drug study, sponsored by Axovant Sciences Ltd., is looking at whether an innovatory new drug could be used to help improve […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

Professor Eneida Mioshi, Chief Investigator for the TASKED Study

As well as causing memory problems, dementia can make it hard for people to carry out everyday tasks. This affects quality of life for both the patient and their family carer, as well as being expensive for the NHS and social services. The difficulties people with dementia have with daily tasks are partly to do […]

Preliminary evaluation of Lithium as a GSK-3 inhibitor in MCI

12 September 2016

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Lithium is a naturally occurring element and is present in very low levels in our environment including our drinking water. As a medicine it has been used for many years as a highly effective treatment for disorders of mood but more recently it has been found to exert some effects which may be beneficial to […]

Living with dementia: life story work could help

8 September 2016


A new study has found that life story work has the potential to help people with dementia. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects of their past and present lives along with future hopes and wishes, often in a book or folder or, increasingly, in music, film and multi-media formats. The NIHR funded […]

Relational Change and Grief in Dementia

6 September 2016

Anna Colquhoun, Lead Investigator for the study

The Relational Change and Grief in Dementia study is looking to gain information that will help professionals give advice to those who are newly diagnosed with dementia about what might help them and their family carer maintain their relationship. In order to do this, the study team are aiming to gather information from people with […]

Aducanumab – new Alzheimer’s trial results announced

1 September 2016


This story was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Research UK blog.  With 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and this number set to rise to over one million by 2025, urgency is building around dementia research and the hunt for new treatments that could benefit the millions of people around the world […]

Demotivation in Dementia: Development and Validation of a New Scale

31 August 2016

Dr Ratko Radakovic, Chief Investigator of this study

Demotivation, or apathy, is common and observed in different neurodegenerative diseases. It is defined by a lack of motivation that can be seen in all aspects of an individual’s functioning. The Demotivation in Dementia: Development and Validation of a New Scale study is looking to explore different types of apathy/demotivation in people living with Alzheimer’s […]

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

Dr Stephen Pearson, Chief Investigator for the EARLY Study (UK branch)

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 […]

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