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Spatial Navigation in Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

15 February 2017

Getting lost is one of the most common and distressing symptoms for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and their families, often involving the police and in tragic cases resulting in death. However, the underlying reasons why patients are getting lost are virtually unknown. One reason for this limited knowledge, is that it is not clear how […]

What can best predict the decline of memory and thinking?

10 February 2017

Identifying opportunities for the right kind of effective intervention to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease is important. The CHARIOT-PRO study is therefore looking to investigate what tests of cognition, memory, thinking, problem solving and everyday functions, together with certain biological factors, best predict the decline of memory and thinking abilities. The study’s co-ordinator, Dr Natalia […]

The ‘EARLY’ Study

16 August 2016

Introduction by Dr Pearson on The ‘EARLY’ Study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes increasing damage to the nerves in the brain with symptoms, referred to as cognitive decline, such as difficulty making decisions, memory loss, and behavioural problems such as anxiety. Specific protein fragments (Amyloid-beta), which are sometimes linked with nerve […]

The ENGAGE study

19 July 2016

The latest clinical trial to be added to Join Dementia Research is ENGAGE, from Biogen Inc. Part of an international study, it is looking to determine whether a new medication called Aducanumab, can slow progression of early Alzheimer’s disease, as well as investigating whether it’s safe to use in patients. Researchers are looking for volunteers […]

INMiND-02 Study

6 June 2016

The INMiND-02 Study is a new trial looking at whether a drug that is currently used to treat arthritis could help the memory function of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). What are the main aims of the INMiND-02 study? To see if a drug (Etanercept) already used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis might […]

Taking Part in the CATField Study: Video

9 February 2015

Welcome to another article featuring videos from those who participate in studies on dementia. ‘Join Dementia Research connects researchers with volunteers who want to take part in important research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions. We are always looking for more people to join in with this vital work, either for themselves or helping someone else […]

Listen to Dr John-Paul Taylor discuss a Lewy Body Dementia Study

27 January 2015

Dr John-Paul Taylor is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Institute for Ageing, which forms part of the University of Newcastle. His research is centred on Lewy body dementia, a very common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, and his studies are recruiting through Join dementia research. “I’m currently involved in two research studies which are focussed on Lewy body […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The Gantenerumab Trial

23 December 2014

We are almost at the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch! Every day since the 1st December, we’ve highlighted just one of the many studies that are recruiting volunteers now through ‘Join dementia research’. This is the new online service that allows volunteers for research to be connected quickly with studies and researchers around the country. Today we are […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘ACDC’ Study

19 December 2014

Yesterday, as part of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch we looked at a study on ‘Join dementia research’ investigating the often upsetting hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Today, we can examine the very first study that hopes to reduce these hallucinations. All of these studies are available on ‘Join dementia research’, the new online […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

18 December 2014

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. Each day until Christmas, we’re looking at one study recruiting through Join dementia research as part of our #24DaysOfDementiaResearch. Today’s study is called ‘VEEG-Stim’, and is aimed at using technology to help us […]

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