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Drug Free Table Tennis Alzheimer’s Therapy

16 November 2016

There is a strong belief among many people that table tennis activity can have mental, physical, and social benefits to those living with Alzheimer’s; from the likes of improved concentration through the focus of playing, increased upper body strength through the movement of playing, and a feeling of happiness through the fun of playing. We […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

When people develop a condition, such as dementia, they can respond to the changes they experience in very different ways. The findings from research in other health conditions suggests that how people understand their condition, its implications, and what can be done about it can have an impact on how people adjust to and cope […]

Language, Communication & Alzheimer’s Disease

31 October 2016

Given increasing public awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s Disease, this project seeks to expand public understanding of dementia-based language and communicative changes through research and public engagement. We caught up with Vineeta Chand, Chief Investigator for this study, to find out more: What are the main aims of the study? Our research focus is on […]

Can a digital platform be a useful tool for families living with dementia?

5 October 2016

The Dementia Post Diagnostic Digital Platform study is looking to test whether a new digital platform of a website, an app and software is an effective post-diagnostic support tool for people with dementia and their families. Research Fellow for the study, Dr Killin, fills us in with more information. What are the main aims of […]

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) feasibility study

4 October 2016

People with memory problems can struggle with everyday activities. They may stop doing things they want to do. They are more prone to accidents and have a higher risk of falling. Occupational therapists can advise on how to do daily activities set at the right level, and safely. Physiotherapists can teach exercises, which improve balance, […]

Why do we need biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease?

29 September 2016

This blog was written by Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and was originally featured on the NIHR website.    There is an increasing focus on finding biomarkers, or tests, for dementia. Whether in the contents pages of journals, or in conference programmes, biomarker research seems to be the order […]

World Alzheimer’s Day – Find out how you can help beat Alzheimer’s disease

21 September 2016

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, so we thought we’d bring you a round-up of just a few of the latest studies investigating Alzheimer’s disease that are looking for volunteers:   The MINDSET Study This drug study, sponsored by Axovant Sciences Ltd., is looking at whether an innovatory new drug could be used to help improve […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

As well as causing memory problems, dementia can make it hard for people to carry out everyday tasks. This affects quality of life for both the patient and their family carer, as well as being expensive for the NHS and social services. The difficulties people with dementia have with daily tasks are partly to do […]

Relational Change and Grief in Dementia

6 September 2016

The Relational Change and Grief in Dementia study is looking to gain information that will help professionals give advice to those who are newly diagnosed with dementia about what might help them and their family carer maintain their relationship. In order to do this, the study team are aiming to gather information from people with […]

Demotivation in Dementia: Development and Validation of a New Scale

31 August 2016

Demotivation, or apathy, is common and observed in different neurodegenerative diseases. It is defined by a lack of motivation that can be seen in all aspects of an individual’s functioning. The Demotivation in Dementia: Development and Validation of a New Scale study is looking to explore different types of apathy/demotivation in people living with Alzheimer’s […]

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