Make a Difference in 2015

9 January 2015

Happy New Year from the ‘Join dementia research’ team! We had a very busy end to the year, ensuring that the service was ready to be used nationally. As a result, 1,350 people are now registered to the service, with many more to come. Make a Difference We want 2015 to be the year to Make a Difference. Very […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The SHAPED Study

23 December 2014

We are now at the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch, profiling one research study each day that is available on Join Dementia Research – the new online service that connects volunteers with researchers around the country. Today’s study will look into the often distressing symptom that affects up to two million people in the UK – visual hallucinations. […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘CANN’ Study

22 December 2014

Christmas is near, and so too is the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch – our study-a-day tour of ‘Join dementia research’, the new online service connecting volunteers and dementia research studies. Now the holiday season has arrived, and we’ll all be tucking into big meals, it’s the best time to look at how a supplemented diet could help […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘ACDC’ Study

19 December 2014

Yesterday, as part of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch we looked at a study on ‘Join dementia research’ investigating the often upsetting hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Today, we can examine the very first study that hopes to reduce these hallucinations. All of these studies are available on ‘Join dementia research’, the new online […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

18 December 2014

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. Each day until Christmas, we’re looking at one study recruiting through Join dementia research as part of our #24DaysOfDementiaResearch. Today’s study is called ‘VEEG-Stim’, and is aimed at using technology to help us […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The HALL-VIS-ATT Study

16 December 2014

Each day until Christmas, #24DaysOfDementiaResearch will focus on one study that is recruiting volunteers right now. People who want to participate in dementia research can sign up with ‘Join dementia research’, a new online service that helps volunteers find research studies that need their help. Today’s study is ‘HALL-VIS-ATT’, which is aiming to help researchers and […]

Championing ‘Join dementia research’

8 December 2014

MORE than one thousand people have now registered their interest in taking part in dementia studies across the country, as part of the ‘Join dementia research’ service. The service will be launched early next year, but it is already been promoted at a regional level across the country by local champions. We interviewed Sue Boex, who is one of […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘PROTECT’ Study

2 December 2014

Today we are looking at ‘PROTECT’, a new dementia research study being run by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London that is recruiting through ‘Join dementia research’. How does it work? The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the way our brains age, and why some people develop dementia, in order to […]

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