Monthly Archives: June 2018

Spread the word about dementia research: an interview with Professor Ashley Baldwin

28 June 2018

Professor Ashley Baldwin, Consultant Psychiatrist at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dementia research involves a lot of teamwork. Doctors, scientists, researchers, nurses, assistants and, of course, people with dementia all join in. The more people who get involved in research, the more chance we have of understanding what causes dementia. This will allow us to develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a […]

Claims of a ‘breakthrough’ for Alzheimer’s patients lack merit

25 June 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Is this the solution to Alzheimer’s?” asks the Mail Online. Sadly, the headline is an overblown reaction to a small, poor-quality and arguably overhyped study. Researchers tested 2 mixtures of nutritional supplements on 25 patients with Alzheimer’s disease. There was no comparison group taking a placebo […]

New NICE guidelines recommend telling people about dementia research opportunities

20 June 2018

Health and social Care professional in conversation with member of public

All people with dementia should be provided with information on research studies they could participate in, according to new guidelines on best practice released by NICE. Newly released guidelines for health and social care professionals include a recommendation to tell people living with dementia and their carers about research studies they could participate in. Currently […]

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

15 June 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life,” The Independent reports. A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose […]

Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

Carol and Bryan Simcock in the garden

A grandmother living with mild Alzheimer’s disease in Greater Manchester is proud to be taking part in clinical research to help future generations. Carol Simcock, 71, lives in Handforth, Cheshire, with her husband Bryan, 78. Carol’s dementia experience Up until her retirement, Carol, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-two, worked as a secretary and later as a […]

Join Dementia Research: an Occupational Therapist’s viewpoint

4 June 2018

Carol Duff, Occupational Therapist

Carol Duff has worked as an occupational therapist at the NHS for over 25 years. During that time she has supported many people experiencing the process of receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Occupational therapists like Carol work with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers to explore how memory changes affect function. They then present […]

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Monthly Archives: June 2018