Monthly Archives: December 2015

Alzheimer’s Research UK report highlights impact of dementia for carers

23 December 2015

Reproduced from Alzheimer’s Research UK’s website. Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the challenges of caring for her, as Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

What dementia research is taking place in Northern Ireland?

21 December 2015

Join Dementia Research launched in Northern Ireland earlier this year to boost research participation by connecting people interested in research to suitable dementia studies. Dementia currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK, and almost 20,000 of those are in Northern Ireland. Today we look at two studies that are currently recruiting through Join Dementia Research. Some of the […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches retro arcade-style game to explain science of Alzheimer‘s

18 December 2015

Reproduced from Alzheimer’s Research UK’s website. Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a cross-platform game designed to help people understand the biology of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The game – Amyloids – is available for free from app stores as well as being playable on the charity’s website www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/amyloids. Amyloids – named after a harmful protein […]

Join Dementia Research holiday opening times

Please note the Join Dementia Research charity partner helplines opening times over Christmas and New Year: Alzheimer’s Research UK (0300 111 5 111) Thursday 24th December                                   Open 9am-12.30pm Friday 25th December – Sunday 3rd January   Closed Normal […]

How can people with dementia be supported and treated in an acceptable way that is affordable?

16 December 2015

A new study to join Join Dementia Research is the MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia study. It is one part of a larger MODEM project that will generate new evidence to help decision makers in the health and social care sectors to develop and implement strategies to […]

Can brain training and electrical brain stimulation improve cognitive functions?

14 December 2015

Cognitive functions decline with advancing age, specifically so-called executive functions, which are higher cognitive functions that include working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility. The Healthy Ageing study is looking for healthy volunteers over the age of 60 without a dementia diagnosis to investigate whether training of these functions in combination with electrical brain stimulation can […]

What dementia research is going on in Wales?

11 December 2015

Dementia currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK, and over 45,000 of those are from Wales. Join Dementia Research launched in Wales back in July to boost research participation by connecting people interested in research to suitable dementia studies across Wales and other parts of the UK. Today we look at four studies that are currently recruiting […]

How can people with dementia and their carers be better supported after a diagnosis?

10 December 2015

The Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion study is looking into how people with dementia and their carers can be better supported after a diagnosis. The research team hope that their research will help clinicians to gain a better insight into factors that influence wellbeing and adjustment, in order to develop methods of support and interventions. […]

1,000 people in South West England signed up to Join Dementia Research

9 December 2015

The South West is celebrating a key milestone with 1,000 volunteers signed up to Join Dementia Research. Promoted locally by the NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula, awareness about Join Dementia Research has been raised since the February launch at key research-related events and through NHS hospitals, GP practices, community pharmacies and dementia care […]

Why is clinical research so important to you?

8 December 2015

“Taking part in research gives you a sense of being valued”. The words of our Join Dementia Research Champion Wendy Mitchell, who was involved in the course development of the Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research free online course. Here Dr Fiona O’Neill, Head of Workforce and Learning at the NIHR Clinical Research Network, one of the course educators, spoke to Wendy about […]

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Monthly Archives: December 2015

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