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The CREAD Study

24 January 2017

Chief investigator, Dr Iracema Leroi, Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and it affects an estimated 26.6 million worldwide. It is a physical disease affecting the brain. During the course of the disease, protein ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ develop in the structure of the brain, leading to the death of brain cells which lead to symptoms which […]

‘Optimising the Transition from Home to Hospital’ Study

20 January 2017

Courtney Shaw

People with dementia frequently experience multiple health conditions that require treatment in the hospital. Patients with dementia are known to be particularly vulnerable and experience preventable harm more frequently than patients without dementia. This risk is particularly notable in the emergency department. While some extraordinary work has been done in making hospitals “dementia friendly” in […]

Response to news that living near busy roads could increase risk of dementia

5 January 2017


You may have seen in the news today that several media outlets are reporting the story that living near busy roads could increase your risk of dementia. The news was based on research results from a Canadian study which found that living near a busy road was associated with a small increase in risk of developing dementia. […]

Hopes for the future of dementia research

4 January 2017


Throughout December, Join Dementia Research shared a number of quotes from a variety of different people about their hopes for the future of dementia research, and their thoughts on Join Dementia Research. Lots of different people gave us their points of view – from healthcare professionals, to charity staff, and members of the public – […]

The DECIDE Study

30 December 2016

Dr Penny Wright, Chief Investigator for the DECIDE study

The number of people living with dementia in the UK is rising. Friends and family provide much of the care. Maintaining carer quality of life and finding a way of assessing it are important for the carers, those cared for, and for society. There are existing questionnaires used for dementia carer assessment but how good they […]

Jacqui Cannon – Join Dementia Research Champion

27 December 2016

Jacqui Cannon, Join Dementia Research Champion

A vital part of Join Dementia Research is our network of Champions who promote and publicise the service in their local area. The Champions are made up of people from around the UK, with and without memory problems, who care about dementia research, and want to play a role in accelerating progress. One of these […]

Opening hours during the holiday season

19 December 2016

Please note during the holiday season, the helpdesks and office team will be running a reduced service between 23rd December and 3rd January. Please see opening hours below. Any email enquiries received during this time will be replied to as soon as possible in the new year. Thank you in advance for your patience.  

2016: A Year in Dementia Research


As the year draws to a close we’ve been reflecting on how much can happen in 12 months. World events aside, there’s been plenty of news about dementia research. Every step we take will hopefully bring us closer to better ways to prevent, treat and care for people with dementia.   Back in February we […]

Creating a culture of involvement for the UK Dementia Research Institute

15 December 2016

group of x-rays on light board

This blog was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Society blog. Announced today, Professor Bart De Strooper has been selected from a competitive pool of international candidates to lead the UK’s first Dementia Research Institute (DRI). People living with dementia and carers from the founding charity networks supported the recruitment process, demonstrating a commitment to involving […]

The SENSE-Cog Field trial

13 December 2016

Young nurse and female senior in nursing home, the old lady sitting in a wheel chair

Recent evidence has found that older adults living with both dementia and sensory impairment experience a number of issues that affect their quality of life. These include; an increased sense of disorientation, difficulty locating themselves using visual and auditory cues, greater levels of distress leading to agitation and aggression, an increased prevalence of hallucinations, delusions […]

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