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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 […]

Cognition and Everyday Function in Early Dementia

11 June 2015

This week is Carers week; and today we look at a study that involves informal carers. The Cognition and Everyday Function in Early Dementia study tries to evaluate how memory and the ability to process information (cognition), is linked to performance of everyday tasks such as preparing a hot meal or taking medication. Little is […]

Being part of MADE

19 May 2015

The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy (MADE) trial is a new study coming onto ‘Join dementia research’. MADE is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether the antibiotic Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate of cognitive and functional decline over a 2-year period and assess the […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘IDEAL’ Study

10 December 2014

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

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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