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How can people with dementia be supported and treated in an acceptable way that is affordable?

16 December 2015

A new study to join Join Dementia Research is the MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia study. It is one part of a larger MODEM project that will generate new evidence to help decision makers in the health and social care sectors to develop and implement strategies to […]

What studies are looking at dementia with Lewy bodies?

4 December 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish Dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer’s disease. Signs and symptoms People with dementia with Lewy bodies not only experience problems with memory and judgement, like those […]

Can heart scans support diagnosing Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

13 November 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish DLB from Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research studies have found that nerve damage can be detected in the hearts of people with DLB, with no such damage observed […]

Looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain

9 September 2015

The Neuroimaging of Inflammation in MemoRy and Other Disorders (NIMROD) study is looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain. Recent technical developments allow the use of brain imaging methods (Positron Emission Tomography or PET scans) together with marked chemicals to visualise sites of inflammation. Other forms of PET imaging can also […]

Study looking at immune system in dementia

17 July 2015

This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. A brand new study to join Join Dementia Research is SILAD (The Systemic inflammation in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease). The study is looking for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies and healthy volunteers between 50-100 years old. This study is […]

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 […]

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