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Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: have your say

15 February 2018

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel

The Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: a consultation commissioned by the Department of Health The Department of Health aims to achieve a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. This is why, on its behalf, the Opinion Research Service (ORS) has opened the Dementia 2020 […]

Have your say on NICE guidance for dementia professionals

8 February 2018

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is producing guidance to ensure people with dementia get the best assessment, management and support from health and care staff. NICE is currently consulting on this guidance with an open consultation, to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and on helping carers to support […]

Medication Management in Older people: the MEMORABLE study

31 January 2018

medication management

Poor medication management can limit the benefits people obtain from their medication. Taking many tablets makes managing them more difficult and more likely that someone would forget or choose not to take them. It also increases the risk of side-effects. The main aim of the MEMORABLE study is to improve medication management for and with […]

Deciding about research on behalf of someone else: the DECISION study

26 January 2018

DECISION

The only way to beat conditions such as dementia is through research. However, some people may be unable to make their own decision about whether to take part in a research study due to problems with their memory or understanding. When someone is unable to decide, their family and friends may be involved in making […]

Experiencing loss and planning ahead study (ELPAS)

23 January 2018

ELPAS

Family and friends caring for someone with dementia can find looking after someone challenging. Many struggle with losses that occur during dementia. Some feel they can no longer do things they used to or feel grief in having lost parts of their relationship with the person with dementia. Few studies have considered how we can […]

Object handling in people with dementia

18 January 2018

object handling

What are the main aims of the study? This study aims to explore how people living with dementia respond to novel and historic objects when handling and discussing them in small groups. We call this ‘object handling’. People who have taken part in object handling studies before have reported it to be enjoyable, interesting and an […]

Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for Agitation in Dementia (SYMBAD)

15 January 2018

agitation in dementia

This article was originally posted on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s website. Agitation is common in Alzheimer’s dementia and is one of the most distressing of the behavioural and psychological symptoms that are common in this condition but we don’t have a good evidence base for what treatments are effective. The Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for […]

North West executives sign-up to Join Dementia Research

11 January 2018

Join Dementia Research Supporters

Executives from leading mental health organisations across Greater Manchester and the North West have backed Join Dementia Research.   Little time away from its third birthday, the impact of Join Dementia Research is getting more and more recognised, to the point that Dr Chris Daly, Medical Director of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, […]

The Multimodal Imaging in Lewy Body Disorders (MILOS) study

8 January 2018

Lewy Body Disorders

Lewy Body Disorders refers to two related conditions: memory problems associated with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Lewy Body Disorders share many symptoms with more widely known conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, which means misdiagnosis is common. However, Lewy Body Disorders are currently under-studied compared with many other forms of dementia and can […]

Diabetes drug may help with memory loss in dementia

3 January 2018

diabetes drug

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients,” The Sun reports. What the headline failed to make clear is that the “patients” were in fact mice, which had been genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. This new mouse study investigated whether a new drug developed […]

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