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‘Unpicking’ Pick’s disease: working towards accurate diagnoses of frontotemporal dementia

26 September 2017

Among the members of the dementia family, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the oldest and easily the best known. But as the graph below illustrates, one of AD’s lesser known siblings is slowly emerging from obscurity and beginning to make a name for itself. Ten years ago, few people outside dementia research circles had heard of […]

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD study: Can technology support people living with dementia?

30 August 2017

What are the main aims of the study? The study is interested in how technology can support people living with dementia and their families. We have created a new website called ‘CAREGIVERS-PRO’ that is full of all sorts of useful information and resources about memory problems and dementia. It will also be a way to […]

Mindfulness for Sleep Disturbance in Dementia

27 January 2017

Sleep disturbance is a serious problem for many people in later life and particularly people with a diagnosis of dementia and those close to them. Research into mindfulness for sleep disturbance in older adults (without dementia) shows that it could be a helpful new treatment. What are the main aims of the study? The purpose […]

Dementia Related Manual for Sleep; Strategies for Relatives (DREAMS START) study

6 December 2016

Sleep problems are common in people living with dementia, with around 40% of people living with dementia experiencing sleep disturbance. These include reduced night time sleep, night time wandering, and excessive daytime napping. Sleep problems can disrupt the sleep of other members of the family. However, there are currently no treatments that consistently improve sleep […]

Understanding cognition and action in Pick’s disease

28 October 2016

Pick’s disease also known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a type of dementia. Dementia prevents some areas of the brain ‘speaking with’ other parts of the brain, much like damaging telephone cables or the internet. This is not only due to physical damage to the brain, but also due to the loss of critical chemicals […]

How can managing medicines be improved for people with dementia?

20 April 2016

With a high number of people with dementia living with another medical condition or disability as well as dementia, most will be taking a number of medicines. The COMPARE study, now recruiting through Join Dementia Research, is looking at how managing medicines can be improved for people with dementia. We caught up with Dr Heather […]

How can people with dementia be supported and treated in an acceptable way that is affordable?

16 December 2015

A new study to join Join Dementia Research is the MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia study. It is one part of a larger MODEM project that will generate new evidence to help decision makers in the health and social care sectors to develop and implement strategies to […]

Looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain

9 September 2015

The Neuroimaging of Inflammation in MemoRy and Other Disorders (NIMROD) study is looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain. Recent technical developments allow the use of brain imaging methods (Positron Emission Tomography or PET scans) together with marked chemicals to visualise sites of inflammation. Other forms of PET imaging can also […]

Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease

17 April 2015

‘Join dementia research’ is working to connect volunteers with researchers. We recently got in touch with Chief Investigator, Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, to find out more about the Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease study currently recruiting through ‘Join dementia research’. What are the main aims of the study? The Hippocampal imaging study is an exploratory study […]

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