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Super Smellers study

10 October 2016

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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

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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. […]

The ‘GREAT’ Study

The GREAT study – Goal­-oriented cognitive Rehabilitation in EArly ­sTage dementia looks at how talking to a therapist can really help people handle problems with their memory. Aims of the Study The GREAT trial is a large research study that looks at ways of helping people to live well with memory difficulties. The research team wants to […]

“Blood Proteins and Dementia”

This is a study dedicated to helping medical professionals diagnose the causes of dementia faster and more accurately. Aims of the Study We are still continuing to learn more about dementia, and the many causes that exist. It is very important to understand precisely what type of dementia a person has, as the treatment options can […]

Can dementia be diagnosed by eye movement?

16 February 2016

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Researchers at Lancaster University, in association with several NHS trusts, are conducting a study to investigate eye movements as a possible way to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The MODEM – Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease using eye movement study records eye movements and performance on cognitive tests to identify whether eye movements are related to other functions […]

The Lundbeck Starbeam Study

13 March 2015

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‘Join dementia research’ is a brand new online service, allowing volunteers for studies to be connected with researchers around the country. We’re looking at a study that has just been added to the site, and is recruiting for volunteers now! The purpose of the study is to find out whether a new research drug, given […]

The Liraglutide Study into Alzheimer’s Disease

10 March 2015

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Just as important as the volunteers on ‘Join dementia research’ are the scientists who will be using it. The service will allow them to find and contact volunteers who may be interested in taking part in vital research that could help us understand how dementia works. When Paul Edison was first training to be a […]

How Jo Rodda & a London Trust (NELFT) helped pilot ‘Join dementia research’

26 February 2015

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‘Join dementia research’ is now active nationwide, connecting volunteers and research staff on dementia studies around the country! We’ve been talking to some of the people who first trialled the service. When a Trust is needed to trial a new research service that will be rolled out nationally, Dr. Jo Rodda knows why North-East London Foundation […]

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