Monthly Archives: March 2016

Memories ‘taken’ by Alzheimer’s could possibly be retrieved

24 March 2016

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This story has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Memories wiped by Alzheimer’s could be revived, research suggests,” The Daily Telegraph reports.  Research involving mice suggests memories are not destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease – rather, there are difficulties recalling them. Researchers tested the memory of mice using a technique called contextual fear conditioning. This […]

Join Dementia Research on the road again

14 March 2016

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Join Dementia Research has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society’s in a series of community roadshows which are touring the East Midlands throughout March. The pioneering roadshow provides an opportunity to put questions to local dementia support workers about the condition which affects about 60,000 people in the region. For the first time, the roadshow will […]

Gum disease linked to worsening dementia symptoms

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Reproduced from NHS Choices website. “How brushing your teeth properly can ward of the symptoms of dementia,” is the misleading headline in the Daily Mail. In the study it reports on, all the participants already had dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease. What the researchers wanted to do was investigate whether gum disease worsened the symptoms. […]

The many faces of dementia – Online Course

9 March 2016

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In this free online course you’ll discover some of the key issues in dementia care and research by exploring four less common forms of dementia through the eyes of people affected by the condition, and world-leading experts at UCL. What will the course cover? The course aims to give people a unique insight into dementia […]

Join Dementia Research celebrates International Women’s Day 2016

8 March 2016

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As part of International Women’s Day 2016, Join Dementia Research is celebrating the role that women play in our field by looking at the roles of two women who are involved in Join Dementia Research. Clarissa Giebel is a Research Assistant at the University of Manchester: “I became interested in dementia research several years ago when […]

Health Secretary unveils plans to make the UK the most dementia friendly society in the world by 2020

7 March 2016

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The government has published their new dementia implementation plan which aims to make the UK the most dementia friendly society in the world by 2020. The new dementia plan sets out a series of commitments aiming to raise awareness of dementia, as well as encouraging greater research and improving diagnosis rates. Some of the key […]

Dementia Research Studies in Wales

1 March 2016

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As Wales celebrates St. David’s day, we take this opportunity to look at studies that are currently recruiting through Join Dementia Research in Wales. Dementia currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK, and over 45,000 of those are from Wales. Join Dementia Research launched in Wales in July last year to boost research participation by connecting people […]

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Monthly Archives: March 2016