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Supporting Community Dwelling People with Dementia and their Carers with Oral Health

16 May 2018

oral health

Year by year, the population in the UK is getting older and the number of people with dementia in the UK is expected increase to over one million by the year 2025. As a result, there is a growing need to improve the quality of the life for older people living in the community with […]

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Longitudinal Cohort Study

26 April 2018

epad

EPAD is a major study which takes place all over Europe, and is led from the University of Edinburgh. It is one of the biggest dementia studies in the world and as such, it is hugely important that researchers are able to recruit lots of volunteers into the study. We caught up with Sarah Gregory, […]

Brain injury may increase dementia risk

12 April 2018

diabetes drug brain injury

 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

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 […]

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