Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Alzheimer’s is like going down a spiral staircase. But if enough people take part in research, we will beat it.”

17 May 2017

For many people, retirement is something to look forward to. A time to live a nice life, well-earned after years of hard work. But sadly, for couples like Janet and Andy Gumbrill, a diagnosis of young-onset Alzheimer’s disease, can turn all those plans on their head. Childhood sweethearts and married since 1978, the couple live […]

Research assistant reveals the challenges and rewards of recruiting for dementia studies

People working in research often need tact, understanding and an ability to be sensitive and discreet. This is certainly the case for Daniel Kelleher. Daniel, 25, a research assistant with Humber NHS Foundation Trust, is one of a team of researchers who visits the homes of people living with dementia to see if they would […]

West Oxfordshire grandmother speaks of dementia battle and research hopes

16 May 2017

Joan and Bill Cansfield

This article has been reproduced from the National Institute for Health Research website. A woman with dementia has spoken movingly of her battle and why she is taking part in research to help others. Joan Cansfield, 76, was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in April 2014. The Kingham, West Oxfordshire resident said: “My condition is a […]

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Monthly Archives: May 2017