Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why do we need biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease?

29 September 2016

This blog was written by Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and was originally featured on the NIHR website.    There is an increasing focus on finding biomarkers, or tests, for dementia. Whether in the contents pages of journals, or in conference programmes, biomarker research seems to be the order […]

World Alzheimer’s Day – Find out how you can help beat Alzheimer’s disease

21 September 2016

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, so we thought we’d bring you a round-up of just a few of the latest studies investigating Alzheimer’s disease that are looking for volunteers:   The MINDSET Study This drug study, sponsored by Axovant Sciences Ltd., is looking at whether an innovatory new drug could be used to help improve […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

As well as causing memory problems, dementia can make it hard for people to carry out everyday tasks. This affects quality of life for both the patient and their family carer, as well as being expensive for the NHS and social services. The difficulties people with dementia have with daily tasks are partly to do […]

Preliminary evaluation of Lithium as a GSK-3 inhibitor in MCI

12 September 2016

Lithium is a naturally occurring element and is present in very low levels in our environment including our drinking water. As a medicine it has been used for many years as a highly effective treatment for disorders of mood but more recently it has been found to exert some effects which may be beneficial to […]

Living with dementia: life story work could help

8 September 2016

A new study has found that life story work has the potential to help people with dementia. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects of their past and present lives along with future hopes and wishes, often in a book or folder or, increasingly, in music, film and multi-media formats. The NIHR funded […]

Relational Change and Grief in Dementia

6 September 2016

The Relational Change and Grief in Dementia study is looking to gain information that will help professionals give advice to those who are newly diagnosed with dementia about what might help them and their family carer maintain their relationship. In order to do this, the study team are aiming to gather information from people with […]

Aducanumab – new Alzheimer’s trial results announced

1 September 2016

This story was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Research UK blog.  With 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and this number set to rise to over one million by 2025, urgency is building around dementia research and the hunt for new treatments that could benefit the millions of people around the world […]

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Monthly Archives: September 2016