Monthly Archives: January 2018

Object handling in people with dementia

18 January 2018

object handling

What are the main aims of the study? This study aims to explore how people living with dementia respond to novel and historic objects when handling and discussing them in small groups. We call this ‘object handling’. People who have taken part in object handling studies before have reported it to be enjoyable, interesting and an […]

Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for Agitation in Dementia (SYMBAD)

15 January 2018

agitation in dementia

This article was originnally posted on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s website. Agitation is common in Alzheimer’s dementia and is one of the most distressing of the behavioural and psychological symptoms that are common in this condition but we don’t have a good evidence base for what treatments are effective. The Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for […]

North West executives sign-up to Join Dementia Research

11 January 2018

Join Dementia Research Supporters

Executives from leading mental health organisations across Greater Manchester and the North West have backed Join Dementia Research.   Little time away from its third birthday, the impact of Join Dementia Research is getting more and more recognised, to the point that Dr Chris Daly, Medical Director of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, […]

The Multimodal Imaging in Lewy Body Disorders (MILOS) study

8 January 2018

Lewy Body Disorders

Lewy Body Disorders refers to two related conditions: memory problems associated with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Lewy Body Disorders share many symptoms with more widely known conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, which means misdiagnosis is common. However, Lewy Body Disorders are currently under-studied compared with many other forms of dementia and can […]

Diabetes drug may help with memory loss in dementia

3 January 2018

diabetes drug

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients,” The Sun reports. What the headline failed to make clear is that the “patients” were in fact mice, which had been genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. This new mouse study investigated whether a new drug developed […]

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Monthly Archives: January 2018