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Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

15 June 2018

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 […]

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

16 May 2018

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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

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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

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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 […]

The Mini Linguistic State Examination Study

24 July 2017

Dementia is a complex clinical state, which shows variations in the structure of brain pathology. Importantly, not all people with dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (though this remains the commonest underlying pathology), and not all experience forgetfulness as the first sign of mental difficulty. One type of dementia that has been extensively studied over recent […]

Super Smellers study

10 October 2016

This study is investigating whether Parkinson’s disease can be diagnosed as a result of changes in the skin. It is looking for healthy volunteers who may be able to take part via Join Dementia Research. Through outreach activities in the Parkinson’s disease community, a woman has been identified who claims to be able to detect […]

Gene patterns may explain brain’s Alzheimer’s vulnerability

15 August 2016

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website.  “Scientists say they have discovered a possible explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain,” The Guardian reports. Gene patterns in specific areas may explain why the disease tends to start in these regions, before spreading through the brain. The patterns were found in areas […]

The ‘GE180′ Study

26 February 2016

This study is looking at a brand new way of mapping the brain, and how it is affected by dementia. How does it work? GE180 is a special chemical devised by researchers to latch on to the proteins, called Amyloids, that cause inflammation of the brain for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. The chemical then allows us […]

The ‘IDEAL’ Study

Aims of the Study IDEAL is the first large-scale project of its kind, and what the researchers find out will be used to guide policy and practice for helping people deal with dementia. As we get older we experience various changes in memory and other abilities which can affect our well-being and quality of life. […]

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