Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ask the experts: ‘Ok to ask’ twitter hour on dementia (6th May)

30 April 2015

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‘Ok to ask’ is about saying it’s ok to ask your doctor about research you could take part in, and encouraging you to get involved. You can ask expert guest panellists any research related questions about Dementias and neurodegeneration on Twitter; at the ‘Ok to ask’ hour on Wednesday 6 May, 8-9pm. Please put it in your diaries! To […]

Why a diabetes drug may offer potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

29 April 2015

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In this cross-post from Alzheimer’s Research UK’s blog, we hear from Ally Matthews, part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Science Communications team. You may have seen in the news recently the announcement that a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes is to be tested in a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease. The study led by […]

Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Join dementia research’ podcast

24 April 2015

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In this podcast, Alzheimer’s Society’s Research Communications Officer Ian explains what ‘Join dementia research’ is, what participation entails and how to get involved. “Alzheimer’s Society recognises that research is the best way of improving the quality of life for people with dementia in the long term”, Ian says. Explaining why ‘Join dementia research’ has been […]

John Spencer is championing ‘Join dementia research’

22 April 2015

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We took time to hear from ‘Join dementia research’ Champion John Spencer for the Wessex area. John’s wife, Maura, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005. However, John explains that they knew about her Alzheimer’s a year before they had a formal diagnosis. Seeking a second opinion, they found themselves at a research unit at Southampton […]

Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease

17 April 2015

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‘Join dementia research’ is working to connect volunteers with researchers. We recently got in touch with Chief Investigator, Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, to find out more about the Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease study currently recruiting through ‘Join dementia research’. What are the main aims of the study? The Hippocampal imaging study is an exploratory study […]

Chris Carling is championing ‘Join dementia research’ in the Eastern region

8 April 2015

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This week we meet Chris Carling, who is a ‘Join dementia research’ Champion in the Eastern region. She explains: “I’ve been involved with dementia issues quite a while because both my parents had dementia of different kinds at the same time, and that was over quite a long period.” Her mother was never formally diagnosed, […]

Alison Nicolson is championing ‘Join dementia research’

1 April 2015

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As we continue on our journey of meeting the ‘Join dementia research’ champions, this week it’s the turn of Alison Nicolson. Alison, whose husband with diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, champions ‘Join dementia research’ in the Thames Valley and South Midlands area. She tells us some of her story. Alison used to be an Environmental […]

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Monthly Archives: April 2015