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Dementia Early Stage Cognitive Aids New Trial (DESCANT)

6 March 2017

It is known that people developing dementia in its early stages can respond to timely offers of help at home to enhance their experience and coping with dementia, over and above early diagnosis and support now routinely provided in many areas. One such type of help is advice alongside the use of memory aids and […]

Online Communication in Everyday Social Life

7 February 2017

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 […]

The SENSE-Cog Field trial

13 December 2016

Recent evidence has found that older adults living with both dementia and sensory impairment experience a number of issues that affect their quality of life. These include; an increased sense of disorientation, difficulty locating themselves using visual and auditory cues, greater levels of distress leading to agitation and aggression, an increased prevalence of hallucinations, delusions […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

When people develop a condition, such as dementia, they can respond to the changes they experience in very different ways. The findings from research in other health conditions suggests that how people understand their condition, its implications, and what can be done about it can have an impact on how people adjust to and cope […]

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 […]

INMiND-02 Study

6 June 2016

The INMiND-02 Study is a new trial looking at whether a drug that is currently used to treat arthritis could help the memory function of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). What are the main aims of the INMiND-02 study? To see if a drug (Etanercept) already used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis might […]

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. […]

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 […]

Can observing computer use help detect memory problems in people over 65?

7 October 2015

The Software Architecture for Mental Health Self-Management (SAMS) Reliability study, based at the University of Manchester, is looking at whether personal computer use, such as emailing and web browsing, can help detect memory or cognitive problems. The study takes place in the participant’s own home and involves some cognitive assessments with a researcher as well as […]

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