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The ‘GREAT’ Study

26 February 2016

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

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

‘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

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

‘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 […]

Prime Minister’s #Dementia2020 Challenge

22 February 2015

The ‘Join dementia research’ team are proud to be part of the Prime Minister’s brand new strategy to combat dementia in Britain. Speaking on Saturday he announced that over £300 million of spending will be invested by the government in research to lead the way in discovering the next big breakthrough. Alongside this effort, an international dementia […]

Taking Part in the CATField Study: Video

9 February 2015

Welcome to another article featuring videos from those who participate in studies on dementia. ‘Join Dementia Research connects researchers with volunteers who want to take part in important research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions. We are always looking for more people to join in with this vital work, either for themselves or helping someone else […]

Join the Tommorrow Study Today!

29 January 2015

‘Join dementia research’ is the brand new, online service that can connect volunteers and researchers, working together on vital studies into dementia. New studies are being added to the service all the time, and we’re pleased to be able to inform you about the TOMMORROW study, that has just begun recruiting! Study Background The World […]

Listen to Dr John-Paul Taylor discuss a Lewy Body Dementia Study

27 January 2015

Dr John-Paul Taylor is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Institute for Ageing, which forms part of the University of Newcastle. His research is centred on Lewy body dementia, a very common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, and his studies are recruiting through Join dementia research. “I’m currently involved in two research studies which are focussed on Lewy body […]

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