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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 […]

The Playlist for Life study

5 August 2016

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

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

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 […]

‘LewyPro’

26 February 2016

The ‘LewyPro’ study is looking to improve diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a serious condition. Aims of the Study Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of dementia in older people, after Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it is not yet well understood in the medical community, and can frequently be misdiagnosed […]

The HALL-VIS-ATT Study

The ‘HALL-VIS-ATT’ aims to help researchers and doctors understand the upsetting symptoms of hallucinations in dementia. Aims of the Study People with Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia, and people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies, often have distressing visual hallucinations. It is not known why these visual hallucinations occur. Some aspects of visual hallucinations are related to poor vision […]

The ‘AMPLE’ Study

The ‘AMPLE’ study, which is based at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, investigates ‘amyloid imaging’ for the observable characteristics of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), which is the second most common cause of degenerative dementia in the UK. Beta-amyloid is a protein, deposits of which can be found in the brain of a person who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Until recently, […]

The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

The ‘VEEG-Stim’ study is aimed at using technology to help us understand what causes the upsetting visual hallucinations in some dementias. Aims of the Study Visual hallucinations are a common and often upsetting symptom of the ‘Lewy body dementias’, which includes Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia. However, very little is known about the […]

The ‘ACDC’ Study

The ‘ACDC’ Study is the very first study that hopes to reduce hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Aims of the Study People who have Lewy body dementia, either Parkinson’s disease dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies, can have hallucinations. These hallucinations are often visual and may be disturbing for patients. […]

VEEG-Stim study

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. The VEEG-Stim study is aimed at using technology to help us understand what causes the upsetting visual hallucinations in some dementias. Aims of the Study Visual hallucinations are a common and often upsetting symptom […]

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