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No proof that moderate drinking prevents dementia

7 August 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Middle aged drinking may reduce dementia risk, new study finds,” is the misleading and irresponsible headline in The Daily Telegraph. The study found that people who do not drink alcohol in middle age are 45% more likely to develop dementia than those who drink within UK recommended […]

Join Dementia Research launches online training for researchers

2 August 2018

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We’ve launched a great new training system for all researchers who use Join Dementia Research to recruit to their studies. This interactive e-learning makes it easier than ever before for researchers to quickly get to grips with all aspects of Join Dementia Research, so that they can use the service as efficiently and effectively as possible. The e-learning is […]

Record numbers take part in clinical research studies

18 July 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NIHR website. More people than ever before took part in NHS clinical research studies sponsored by the life sciences industry over the last year – gaining earlier access to potentially cutting edge new treatments while helping to answer important health questions – according to new figures from the National […]

What’s that study? Generation for Generation

16 July 2018

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We caught up with Anna Krzeczkowska, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, who is leading the ‘Generation for Generation’ study. What are the main aims of Generation for Generation? ‘Generation for Generation’ is designed to promote health and wellbeing in adults aged 60 and above and to improve children’s success in school. It aims […]

10,000 research participants recruited through Join Dementia Research

3 July 2018

Stats released today, Tuesday 3 July 2018, show that over 10,000 study participants have been involved in vital dementia research thanks to the innovative Join Dementia Research service from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). This fantastic news comes in the wake of new guidance released by NICE in June 2018. This guidance encouraged […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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