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Online Communication in Everyday Social Life

7 February 2017

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There are approximately 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK. People who support, care for, or represent people with dementia respond to the situation in very different ways. One challenge that carers often face is in maintaining social relationships or making new relationships. It can also be difficult to communicate to others how […]

What dementia research studies are taking place in Scotland?

30 November 2016

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On this St Andrew’s Day 2016, we look at some of the studies on Join Dementia Research that are currently recruiting in Scotland. The RADAR study is a ground-breaking clinical trial examining how a commonly used blood pressure drug called losartan could slow down the rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease. The study is testing […]

What are the experiences of people who care for someone with dementia?

14 November 2016

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Carers of people with dementia often have to organise and manage support and services for the person with dementia. By improving understanding of such factors, future interventions and policies can be developed to address these needs. The Carer Experiences study, on Join Dementia Research, will therefore explore the experience of people who care for someone […]

The PROTECT Study

26 February 2016

The PROTECT Study is a dementia research trial 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 develop […]

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. […]

Could a commonly used blood pressure drug help prevent dementia? The RADAR trial

22 May 2015

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Professor Pat Kehoe is the chief investigator on a new ground-breaking clinical trial (RADAR) on Join Dementia research, which is examining how a commonly used blood pressure drug called losartan could slow down the rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease. Pat heads the Dementia Research Group at the University of Bristol, and has been working in the dementia […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘AFFECT’ Study

12 December 2014

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Behind today’s door of the ‘Join dementia research’ advent calendar, we are learning about the ‘AFFECT’ study – which is very unique! This is the first large-scale research study that is a collaboration between researchers in Northern Ireland, and staff at the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Specialty  in England. It is also being jointly funded by […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘IDEAL’ Study

10 December 2014

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We are always working towards finding a cure for dementia. But what about improving the quality of life for people, here and now? That’s the question researchers are asking on the IDEAL study, and they want your help in finding the answer! ‘Join dementia research’ is a new online national service connecting volunteers with research […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘PROTECT’ Study

2 December 2014

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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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