Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book of You

28 July 2016

Book of You is a unique new study that is now recruiting through Join Dementia Research. The study is looking at whether a ‘digital life storybook’ (a collection of photos, words and narrations that reflect important aspects of a person’s life) can have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their […]

Join Dementia Research reaches 20,000 registrations

25 July 2016

Join Dementia Research have hit a key milestone with over 20,000 now signed up to the service since launching a year ago. The thousands of volunteers who have already registered are a mix of people who have been diagnosed with dementia, carers of people with dementia and healthy members of the public who want to […]

CRN Eastern Research Nurse MADE the grade

22 July 2016

This story was originally featured on the NIHR CRN website. The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy Study (MADE) is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether an antibiotic called Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate of cognitive decline over a 2-year period and to assess the safety […]

The ENGAGE study

19 July 2016

The latest clinical trial to be added to Join Dementia Research is ENGAGE, from Biogen Inc. Part of an international study, it is looking to determine whether a new medication called Aducanumab, can slow progression of early Alzheimer’s disease, as well as investigating whether it’s safe to use in patients. Researchers are looking for volunteers […]

Number of Alzheimer’s clinical trials almost doubles in 3 years

According to latest figures, the number of drug trials to treat Alzheimer’s disease across the globe has almost doubled since 2013¹. In the UK, there are now 19 drug studies investigating potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias², testing treatments that aim to be the first to slow or stop the progression of the […]

The Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion Study – now fully recruited

18 July 2016

We’re proud to announce that the Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion study has recently signed up the total number of volunteers it requires after seeking participants through Join Dementia Research. The study sourced 60% of its volunteers using Join Dementia Research and was able to recruit the first participant within the first two weeks. The […]

The DARet Study

11 July 2016

Sometimes patients treated for Parkinson’s disease can have problems with memory and learning. This is thought to be due to a decrease in their dopamine levels due to their disease. Dopamine is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. Patients with Parkinson’s disease are given many drugs to increase their dopamine levels back to normal, […]

Caregiving HOPE Study

5 July 2016

There are currently 670, 000 family members who provide support for a person living with dementia at home. As a result of an ageing population, more and more family members will be relied upon to provide care at home. Healthcare professionals and service providers often assume and take for granted that family members are willing […]

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Monthly Archives: July 2016