Monthly Archives: October 2016

Language, Communication & Alzheimer’s Disease

31 October 2016

Vineeta Chand, Chief Investigator on this study

Given increasing public awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s Disease, this project seeks to expand public understanding of dementia-based language and communicative changes through research and public engagement. We caught up with Vineeta Chand, Chief Investigator for this study, to find out more: What are the main aims of the study? Our research focus is on […]

Understanding cognition and action in Pick’s disease

28 October 2016

Professor James Rowe, Chief Investigator on this study

Pick’s disease also known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a type of dementia. Dementia prevents some areas of the brain ‘speaking with’ other parts of the brain, much like damaging telephone cables or the internet. This is not only due to physical damage to the brain, but also due to the loss of critical chemicals […]

Meet the helpdesk heroes

18 October 2016

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Our three charity partners provide an essential service to Join Dementia Research, manning a telephone helpline, to answer any questions about the service and to help people register. Thousands of people register through the helpdesks every year and often have a variety of different questions about dementia research and dementia in general. We spoke to […]

Blood pressure drop on standing ‘may be linked to dementia’

17 October 2016

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Have you ever felt dizzy when you stand up?” asks the Mail Online. “You could be more at risk of dementia,” the website warns. Researchers in Holland found a weak link between blood pressure drops on standing and the chances of getting dementia. But whether […]

Super Smellers study

10 October 2016

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This study is investigating whether Parkinson’s disease can be diagnosed as a result of changes in the skin. It is looking for healthy volunteers who may be able to take part via Join Dementia Research. Through outreach activities in the Parkinson’s disease community, a woman has been identified who claims to be able to detect […]

Can a digital platform be a useful tool for families living with dementia?

5 October 2016

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The Dementia Post Diagnostic Digital Platform study is looking to test whether a new digital platform of a website, an app and software is an effective post-diagnostic support tool for people with dementia and their families. Research Fellow for the study, Dr Killin, fills us in with more information. What are the main aims of […]

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) feasibility study

4 October 2016

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People with memory problems can struggle with everyday activities. They may stop doing things they want to do. They are more prone to accidents and have a higher risk of falling. Occupational therapists can advise on how to do daily activities set at the right level, and safely. Physiotherapists can teach exercises, which improve balance, […]

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Monthly Archives: October 2016