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Turning a negative into a positive: Annie and Roger’s dementia research journey

22 May 2018

This Dementia Action Week we’re showcasing how you can take action to beat dementia Annie Paton was recently diagnosed with dementia in 2013 but since then she’s been taking part in research studies such as The IDEAL study,  to turn her diagnosis and experience into something that can help people living with dementia in the […]

Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

Every 3.2 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. As one of the biggest challenges we face today, with numbers of people suffering from the condition expected to double in the next 30 years, medical research is vital in understanding the causes of the disease, developing effective treatments, improving care and finding a cure.   […]

Former Rugby player and his wife share their dementia research journey

21 May 2018

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, former Warrington Wolves Rugby league player, Willie Aspinal and his wife Linda, share their experience in taking part in the Scarlet Road research study and the impact it has for them. Watch this insightful and emotive video of them both for Dementia Action Week. If you’re ready to take […]

“It was an easy decision to participate in research”, says Manchester academic living with Alzheimer’s Disease

A former solicitor and university lecturer has told how she is proud to take part in clinical research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Dale Kay and her husband Professor Roger Kay live in East Didsbury, Manchester, which has been their home for 30 years. Having both graduated in non-law subjects, the couple met in 1973 on a […]

Get involved in Dementia Action Week!

Will you help us spread the word about the importance of research for people affected by dementia? Dementia Action Week kicks off today, 21 May, and is a chance for us all to raise awareness of dementia research.  This year dementia organisations are highlighting that awareness of dementia is no longer enough; we need everyone to […]

I Am Research Campaign 2018: asking everyone to get involved research

18 May 2018

The annual NIHR I Am Research campaign, aims to encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved in research. The campaign is also seeking to raise awareness and involvement in research among health and care professionals. For 2018, the campaign celebrates the NHS’s 70th birthday (NHS70). The national NHS70 campaign, led by NHS England, is focusing on […]

Supporting Community Dwelling People with Dementia and their Carers with Oral Health

16 May 2018

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Year by year, the population in the UK is getting older and the number of people with dementia in the UK is expected increase to over one million by the year 2025. As a result, there is a growing need to improve the quality of the life for older people living in the community with […]

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Longitudinal Cohort Study

26 April 2018

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EPAD is a major study which takes place all over Europe, and is led from the University of Edinburgh. It is one of the biggest dementia studies in the world and as such, it is hugely important that researchers are able to recruit lots of volunteers into the study. We caught up with Sarah Gregory, […]

Exploring the benefits of additional nutrition to brain function

19 April 2018

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A person’s diet is one factor that may influence cognitive function. Indeed, a healthy diet can help maintain healthy cognition, and may provide a way of reducing a decline in cognitive function, or even delay the onset of cognitive impairment. Omega 3 fatty acids have received a lot of attention for their health properties in […]

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 […]

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