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Brain injury may increase dementia risk

12 April 2018

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 This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “People who suffer brain injuries are at increased risk of dementia later in life, a large study suggests,” BBC News reports. The story is based on a study of nearly 3 million people in Denmark. Researchers identified people who’d experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

Exploring and Developing Creative Interactions with Personally Significant Music

4 April 2018

music study

Music that has a strong link to past experiences can offer a means of connecting with an individual with dementia when other means of connection/communication have diminished. For people with dementia who are living at home, musical engagement typically takes the form of listening to recorded tracks whilst other forms of engagement with music tend […]

The Safer Walking Technology study

23 March 2018

Safer Walking

In recent years, a range of gadgets and technology solutions known as Safer Walking Technology has been developed. These new tools are designed to track, find, support and safeguard individuals with dementia when accessing the outdoors. The use of the technology (including GPS trackers, and location-based mobile phone apps) has the potential to help some people […]

Accelerating study delivery: the Caregiving HOPE study

15 March 2018

Caregiving HOPE study

Since its launch three years ago, the main aim of Join Dementia Research has been to accelerate dementia research, helping to make it quicker and easier for researchers to find suitable candidates for their studies and empowering patients and the public to find studies they wish to take part in. The Caregiving HOPE study is […]

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

19 February 2018

dementia care

This article was originally posted on NIHR website. A large scale NIHR-funded trial shows that increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life and saves money. During the study key care home staff were upskilled to deliver person-centred care. […]

Object handling in people with dementia

18 January 2018

object handling

What are the main aims of the study? This study aims to explore how people living with dementia respond to novel and historic objects when handling and discussing them in small groups. We call this ‘object handling’. People who have taken part in object handling studies before have reported it to be enjoyable, interesting and an […]

Diabetes drug may help with memory loss in dementia

3 January 2018

diabetes drug brain injury

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients,” The Sun reports. What the headline failed to make clear is that the “patients” were in fact mice, which had been genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. This new mouse study investigated whether a new drug developed […]

Our Christmas campaign: the A-Z of Dementia Research

15 December 2017

A-Z of dementia research Christmas campaign

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. This is why our Christmas campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of dementia research. We proudly present to you the Join Dementia Research advent calendar: an A-Z of dementia research. Each day until Christmas, we will open a door on our ‘Join […]

Living life and doing things together: the DemPower App study

7 December 2017

DemPower

What are the main aims of the study? Dementia can put a strain on relationships, and some couples might need some support in their day-to-day lives. To help address this issue, this study is developing and trialling the DemPower App, which provides tips for relationship management, staying active and adapting the home. What does it […]

Pledging to beat dementia during Fab Change Week

17 November 2017

FAB Change week

Every day, the NHS takes care of thousands of people in the UK. Made up of enthusiastic people around the country many of whom have ideas to make services better, more efficient and sometimes even fun.  The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff is a place to share ideas, innovations and actions from across the NHS […]

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