Join Dementia Research News

Deciding about research on behalf of someone else: the DECISION study

26 January 2018


The only way to beat conditions such as dementia is through research. However, some people may be unable to make their own decision about whether to take part in a research study due to problems with their memory or understanding. When someone is unable to decide, their family and friends may be involved in making […]

Experiencing loss and planning ahead study (ELPAS)

23 January 2018


Family and friends caring for someone with dementia can find looking after someone challenging. Many struggle with losses that occur during dementia. Some feel they can no longer do things they used to or feel grief in having lost parts of their relationship with the person with dementia. Few studies have considered how we can […]

Object handling in people with dementia

18 January 2018

object handling

What are the main aims of the study? This study aims to explore how people living with dementia respond to novel and historic objects when handling and discussing them in small groups. We call this ‘object handling’. People who have taken part in object handling studies before have reported it to be enjoyable, interesting and an […]

Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for Agitation in Dementia (SYMBAD)

15 January 2018

agitation in dementia

This article was originally posted on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s website. Agitation is common in Alzheimer’s dementia and is one of the most distressing of the behavioural and psychological symptoms that are common in this condition but we don’t have a good evidence base for what treatments are effective. The Study of Mirtazapine or Carbamazepine for […]

North West executives sign-up to Join Dementia Research

11 January 2018

Join Dementia Research Supporters

Executives from leading mental health organisations across Greater Manchester and the North West have backed Join Dementia Research.   Little time away from its third birthday, the impact of Join Dementia Research is getting more and more recognised, to the point that Dr Chris Daly, Medical Director of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, […]

The Multimodal Imaging in Lewy Body Disorders (MILOS) study

8 January 2018

Lewy Body Disorders

Lewy Body Disorders refers to two related conditions: memory problems associated with Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Lewy Body Disorders share many symptoms with more widely known conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, which means misdiagnosis is common. However, Lewy Body Disorders are currently under-studied compared with many other forms of dementia and can […]

Diabetes drug may help with memory loss in dementia

3 January 2018

diabetes drug brain injury

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients,” The Sun reports. What the headline failed to make clear is that the “patients” were in fact mice, which had been genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. This new mouse study investigated whether a new drug developed […]

Opening hours during the holiday season

18 December 2017

opening hours

Please note during the holiday season, the helpdesks and office team will be running a reduced service between 22nd December and 2nd 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.   […]

Our Christmas campaign: the A-Z of Dementia Research

15 December 2017

A-Z of dementia research Christmas campaign

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. This is why our Christmas campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of dementia research. We proudly present to you the Join Dementia Research advent calendar: an A-Z of dementia research. Each day until Christmas, we will open a door on our ‘Join […]

Living life and doing things together: the DemPower App study

7 December 2017


What are the main aims of the study? Dementia can put a strain on relationships, and some couples might need some support in their day-to-day lives. To help address this issue, this study is developing and trialling the DemPower App, which provides tips for relationship management, staying active and adapting the home. What does it […]

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