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What’s that study? The Generation Program

26 November 2018

Generation Program logo

We caught up with Professor Lefkos Middleton from Imperial College London, who is UK Chief Investigator for the Generation Program. The Generation Program is a collaboration between Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and consists of two clinical trials that may be able to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – Generation Study 1 and […]

What’s that study? Uncertainty and Caregiving

22 October 2018

Alan Galvin, Chief Investigator for the Uncertainty and Caregiving sudy

We caught up with Alan Galvin, Chief Investigator for the ‘Uncertainty and Caregiving Study: Intolerance of Uncertainty and Strain in the Caregivers of People with Dementia’. What are the main aims of this study? The majority of care for people with dementia is provided by informal family caregivers. While experience of caring can be positive and […]

What’s that study? Living Alone with Dementia

18 October 2018

Courtney Poole, leader of the 'Living Alone With Dementia' study

We caught up with Courtney Poole, PhD student at the University of Coventry, who is leading the ‘Living Alone with Dementia’ study. What are the main aims of ‘Living Alone with Dementia? This study aims to learn about the experience of living alone with dementia. It is thought that around a third of people with dementia […]

Landmark trial for novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment

9 October 2018

Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

This story was first published on the NIHR website. The first clinical trial of a completely novel and unprecedented approach to modifying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has opened at the NIHR University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Clinical Research Facility. The Depletion of serum amyloid P component in Alzheimer’s disease (DESPIAD) trial will test whether […]

World FTD Week: the LIFTD study

24 September 2018

Brain scans showing the difference between FTD and Alzheimer's

This week is World FTD Awareness Week, which runs 23 – 30 September 2018. FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration or Dementia) is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects 10 people out of every 100,000 in the UK. It can affect behaviour, language skills and movement. People with FTD are typically younger and display different symptoms to […]

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 […]

What’s that study? Generation for Generation

16 July 2018

Generation for Generation study logo

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 […]

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 […]

Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

22 May 2018

Every 3.2 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. As one of the biggest challenges we face today, with numbers of people suffering from the condition expected to double in the next 30 years, medical research is vital in understanding the causes of the disease, developing effective treatments, improving care and finding a cure.   […]

Former Rugby player and his wife share their dementia research journey

21 May 2018

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, former Warrington Wolves Rugby league player, Willie Aspinal and his wife Linda, share their experience in taking part in the Scarlet Road research study and the impact it has for them. Watch this insightful and emotive video of them both for Dementia Action Week. If you’re ready to take […]

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