Monthly Archives: November 2015

On tour to fight dementia

30 November 2015

Join Dementia Research is hitting the road with a tour bus around the West of England to tell the public about how volunteers can support the fight against dementia. The aim is to reach 1000 local registrations to Join Dementia Research by Christmas. Vital studies into early diagnosis, prevention and new treatments for dementia are […]

Dementia Research in Scotland

As Scotland celebrates St Andrew’s Day, we take this opportunity for an update on what studies are open on Join Dementia Research in Scotland. The AFFECT trial aims to test whether a commonly used treatment for high blood pressure and chest pain can double up as a treatment for people with vascular dementia. The Boehringer […]

Angela Aldridge champions Join Dementia Research in Greater Manchester

26 November 2015

As we catch up on our ‘Meet the Champions’ series, today is the turn of Angela Aldridge, who champions Join Dementia Research in Greater Manchester. How did you first hear about Join Dementia Research? I have worked with the NIHR DeNDRoN (Dementias and Neurodegeneration Clinical Research Network) for the last 8 years.  During which time the […]

New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens across Scotland

24 November 2015

People with Alzheimer’s disease who live in Scotland are being asked to consider taking part in the ground-breaking government-funded RADAR trial.  The trial is investigating if a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) has additional properties that could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with and without hypertension. […]

Progress on the PREVENT study

Cate Latto, our Join Dementia Research champion for North West London, is a participant on the PREVENT study, looking at the prevention of dementia through environmental intervention. In this blog, reproduced from the study’s website, Cate recalls the study’s recent Participant Panel meeting. Reproduced from the PREVENT study’s website. “We recently had a quarterly Participant Panel meeting with the PREVENT research […]

Join Dementia Research at the 6th National Memory Services Forum

23 November 2015

Join Dementia Research were at the 6th National Memory Services Forum at the end of September. The Forum is organised by the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP), who work with services to assure and improve the quality of memory services for people with memory problems / dementia and their carers. The Forum saw over […]

Can heart scans support diagnosing Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

13 November 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish DLB from Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research studies have found that nerve damage can be detected in the hearts of people with DLB, with no such damage observed […]

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

11 November 2015

A free online course about how healthcare is improved through research has seen over 7,000 people sign up.  It is aimed at everyone who wants to know more about modern healthcare and the role of research and discovery within it. Importantly, the course development has included patient and public involvement, including from three of our Join Dementia […]

No hard evidence champagne can prevent dementia

10 November 2015

Reproduced from NHS Choices website. “Drinking three glasses of champagne per week could help stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease,” the Daily Mirror reports. But before you break out the Bolly, you should know the study that prompted this headline was on rats. The study that forms the basis of these reports was actually published […]

What studies are looking for people with vascular dementia on Join Dementia Research?

6 November 2015

This week we take a look at vascular dementia and studies on Join Dementia Research that are recruiting people with this form of dementia. Vascular dementia is a common form of dementia that’s estimated to affect more than 135,000 people in the UK.   Signs and symptoms Many cases of vascular dementia start with early warning signs, including […]

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