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Brain injury may increase dementia risk

12 April 2018

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 This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “People who suffer brain injuries are at increased risk of dementia later in life, a large study suggests,” BBC News reports. The story is based on a study of nearly 3 million people in Denmark. Researchers identified people who’d experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

Exploring and Developing Creative Interactions with Personally Significant Music

4 April 2018

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Music that has a strong link to past experiences can offer a means of connecting with an individual with dementia when other means of connection/communication have diminished. For people with dementia who are living at home, musical engagement typically takes the form of listening to recorded tracks whilst other forms of engagement with music tend […]

The Safer Walking Technology study

23 March 2018

Safer Walking

In recent years, a range of gadgets and technology solutions known as Safer Walking Technology has been developed. These new tools are designed to track, find, support and safeguard individuals with dementia when accessing the outdoors. The use of the technology (including GPS trackers, and location-based mobile phone apps) has the potential to help some people […]

Accelerating study delivery: the Caregiving HOPE study

15 March 2018

Caregiving HOPE study

Since its launch three years ago, the main aim of Join Dementia Research has been to accelerate dementia research, helping to make it quicker and easier for researchers to find suitable candidates for their studies and empowering patients and the public to find studies they wish to take part in. The Caregiving HOPE study is […]

Pain in People with Dementia (PIP-D)

7 March 2018

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Pain conditions are increasingly common as we age, and this is equally true for those who also have dementia. Research shows that just under half of the people with dementia report “normal” everyday pain that affects their everyday life. However, as dementia progresses it may be more difficult for the person to communicate about their […]

A study of Anxiety in people living with Alzheimer’s disease

28 February 2018

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Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event, or something with an uncertain outcome. As an individual gets older, anxiety can worsen, resulting in detrimental effects upon their overall quality of life. Anxiety may also detrimentally affect the amount and quality of sleep a person can have, […]

Join Dementia Research 3rd Anniversary: a message by Simon Denegri

23 February 2018

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On it’s 3rd Anniversary Simon Denegri looks back at how people with dementia and carers helped build Join Dementia Research. This article was originally published on Simon Denegri’s website. This Saturday 24th February Join Dementia Research (JDR) celebrates its third birthday as a fully functioning service where people can register their interest in participating in […]

Alzheimer’s patient encourages others to sign up to take part in dementia research

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This article was originally posted on NIHR website. A retired pottery shop owner with early Alzheimer’s disease has said research has given him a new hope for life. Eighty-year-old Martin Wallis, from Honiton, is currently taking part in a clinical trial at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The study, being supported by the […]

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

19 February 2018

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This article was originally posted on NIHR website. A large scale NIHR-funded trial shows that increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life and saves money. During the study key care home staff were upskilled to deliver person-centred care. […]

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: have your say

15 February 2018

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel

The Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: a consultation commissioned by the Department of Health The Department of Health aims to achieve a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. This is why, on its behalf, the Opinion Research Service (ORS) has opened the Dementia 2020 […]

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