Join Dementia Research News

Dreaming big: Improving the quality of sleep for people with dementia

7 September 2017

Sleep disturbance is a common problem for people living with dementia, with around 40% experiencing some form of problem with their sleep. This not only has an impact on the person with dementia but also on their carers whose quality of sleep will also be affected. Treating insomnia or sleep disturbance is not easy and […]

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD study: Can technology support people living with dementia?

30 August 2017

What are the main aims of the study? The study is interested in how technology can support people living with dementia and their families. We have created a new website called ‘CAREGIVERS-PRO’ that is full of all sorts of useful information and resources about memory problems and dementia. It will also be a way to […]

Charity Helpdesks: Bank Holiday closures

25 August 2017

BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Please note, the Alzheimer’s Research UK infoline will be closed from Friday 25 August and will re-open on Tuesday 29 August. The Alzheimer’s Society helpline will also be closed on Monday 28 August.    

Which me am I today?: Research day…..video and participation!

22 August 2017

Join Dementia Research Champion Wendy Mitchell has added a great new entry to her ‘Which me am I today?’ blog, on the topic of her experiences taking part in the IDEAL study. You can read the post below or take a look at the original entry here. “Tuesday saw me having a triple whammy of research. The […]

Meet Alan Richardson: Dementia Friend and Join Dementia Research Champion

18 August 2017

“It’s fair to say that people used to worry when they heard dementia mentioned. But Dementia Friends and Join Dementia Research are designed to help. They let people know about the little contributions that they can make and these often can make quite a lot of difference”. Alan Richardson has been a Dementia Friend for […]

Cerebral Haemodynamic Changes during Cognitive Testing: Does blood flow to the brain play a role in dementia?

15 August 2017

What are the main aims of the study? Changes in blood flow to the brain can occur at an early stage of vascular, Alzheimer’s dementias and milder memory impairments. The aim of this study is to look at the changes the happen in blood flow to the brain in people living with dementia and healthy […]

Barriers and Facilitators of Living and Dying at Home with Dementia

2 August 2017

At present, little is known about how best to support people with dementia in their own homes at the end of their life, as well as the people who look after them. A new Liverpool-based study is looking to improve the understanding around this. We caught up with Caroline Mogan, Chief Investigator of the ‘Barriers […]

The Mini Linguistic State Examination Study

24 July 2017

Dementia is a complex clinical state, which shows variations in the structure of brain pathology. Importantly, not all people with dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (though this remains the commonest underlying pathology), and not all experience forgetfulness as the first sign of mental difficulty. One type of dementia that has been extensively studied over recent […]

Suggest your idea for research

21 July 2017

To make good decisions about what research to fund, we need a complete and balanced picture about which questions most urgently need answering. Patients, carers, clinicians, health care workers, service managers and researchers all have a wealth of ideas and experience to help us shape future research. Whoever you are, we need your voice too. […]

“Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk” says new study – AAIC 2017

20 July 2017

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in The Lancet. The results were published at the recent AAIC 2017 Conference that took place in London this week. The study found that there were nine key risk factors that […]

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