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Dementia Early Stage Cognitive Aids New Trial (DESCANT)

6 March 2017

Professor David Challis, Chief Investigator for DESCANT

It is known that people developing dementia in its early stages can respond to timely offers of help at home to enhance their experience and coping with dementia, over and above early diagnosis and support now routinely provided in many areas. One such type of help is advice alongside the use of memory aids and […]

Mindfulness for Sleep Disturbance in Dementia

27 January 2017

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Sleep disturbance is a serious problem for many people in later life and particularly people with a diagnosis of dementia and those close to them. Research into mindfulness for sleep disturbance in older adults (without dementia) shows that it could be a helpful new treatment. What are the main aims of the study? The purpose […]

Dementia Related Manual for Sleep; Strategies for Relatives (DREAMS START) study

6 December 2016

Gill Livingston, Chief Investigator on this study

Sleep problems are common in people living with dementia, with around 40% of people living with dementia experiencing sleep disturbance. These include reduced night time sleep, night time wandering, and excessive daytime napping. Sleep problems can disrupt the sleep of other members of the family. However, there are currently no treatments that consistently improve sleep […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

Dr Catherine Quinn, researcher for this study

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 […]

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

4 October 2016

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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, […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

Professor Eneida Mioshi, Chief Investigator for the TASKED Study

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

Anna Colquhoun, Lead Investigator for the study

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 […]

The Playlist for Life study

5 August 2016

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Everyone has a song that takes them back to a person, place or time, cheers them up or calms them down. Listening to such personally meaningful music can have powerful benefits for those living with dementia. The Playlist for Life study is looking at these benefits and identifying the effects they can have on people […]

Book of You

28 July 2016

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Book of You is a unique new study that is now recruiting through Join Dementia Research. The study is looking at whether a ‘digital life storybook’ (a collection of photos, words and narrations that reflect important aspects of a person’s life) can have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their […]

How can managing medicines be improved for people with dementia?

20 April 2016

Dr Heather Barry

With a high number of people with dementia living with another medical condition or disability as well as dementia, most will be taking a number of medicines. The COMPARE study, now recruiting through Join Dementia Research, is looking at how managing medicines can be improved for people with dementia. We caught up with Dr Heather […]

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