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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 […]

10,000 research participants recruited through Join Dementia Research

3 July 2018

Stats released today, Tuesday 3 July 2018, show that over 10,000 study participants have been involved in vital dementia research thanks to the innovative Join Dementia Research service from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). This fantastic news comes in the wake of new guidance released by NICE in June 2018. This guidance encouraged […]

Spread the word about dementia research: an interview with Professor Ashley Baldwin

28 June 2018

Professor Ashley Baldwin, Consultant Psychiatrist at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dementia research involves a lot of teamwork. Doctors, scientists, researchers, nurses, assistants and, of course, people with dementia all join in. The more people who get involved in research, the more chance we have of understanding what causes dementia. This will allow us to develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a […]

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 […]

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

15 June 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life,” The Independent reports. A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose […]

Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

Carol and Bryan Simcock in the garden

A grandmother living with mild Alzheimer’s disease in Greater Manchester is proud to be taking part in clinical research to help future generations. Carol Simcock, 71, lives in Handforth, Cheshire, with her husband Bryan, 78. Carol’s dementia experience Up until her retirement, Carol, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-two, worked as a secretary and later as a […]

Join Dementia Research: an Occupational Therapist’s viewpoint

4 June 2018

Carol Duff, Occupational Therapist

Carol Duff has worked as an occupational therapist at the NHS for over 25 years. During that time she has supported many people experiencing the process of receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Occupational therapists like Carol work with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers to explore how memory changes affect function. They then present […]

Living with dementia: Phil and Audrey’s experience

24 May 2018

We often forget that for people living with dementia, they are not the only ones who are affected by the disease. It affects their family and the people around them. Hear from Phil, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Audrey, who cares for him. Listen to why they feel dementia research is not just important for […]

Turning a negative into a positive: Annie and Roger’s dementia research journey

22 May 2018

This Dementia Action Week we’re showcasing how you can take action to beat dementia Annie Paton was recently diagnosed with dementia in 2013 but since then she’s been taking part in research studies such as The IDEAL study,  to turn her diagnosis and experience into something that can help people living with dementia in the […]

Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

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.   […]

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