Meet the helpdesk heroes

18 October 2016


Our three charity partners provide an essential service to Join Dementia Research, manning a telephone helpline, to answer any questions about the service and to help people register. Thousands of people register through the helpdesks every year and often have a variety of different questions about dementia research and dementia in general. We spoke to […]

Blood pressure drop on standing ‘may be linked to dementia’

17 October 2016


This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Have you ever felt dizzy when you stand up?” asks the Mail Online. “You could be more at risk of dementia,” the website warns. Researchers in Holland found a weak link between blood pressure drops on standing and the chances of getting dementia. But whether […]

Why do we need biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease?

29 September 2016

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This blog was written by Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and was originally featured on the NIHR website.    There is an increasing focus on finding biomarkers, or tests, for dementia. Whether in the contents pages of journals, or in conference programmes, biomarker research seems to be the order […]

Book of You

28 July 2016

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Book of You is a unique new study that is now recruiting through Join Dementia Research. The study is looking at whether a ‘digital life storybook’ (a collection of photos, words and narrations that reflect important aspects of a person’s life) can have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their […]

Join Dementia Research reaches 20,000 registrations

25 July 2016

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Join Dementia Research have hit a key milestone with over 20,000 now signed up to the service since launching a year ago. The thousands of volunteers who have already registered are a mix of people who have been diagnosed with dementia, carers of people with dementia and healthy members of the public who want to […]

The Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion Study – now fully recruited

18 July 2016

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We’re proud to announce that the Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion study has recently signed up the total number of volunteers it requires after seeking participants through Join Dementia Research. The study sourced 60% of its volunteers using Join Dementia Research and was able to recruit the first participant within the first two weeks. The […]

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 […]

How many people develop dementia in their 30s?

31 May 2016


The below is a blog post from Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK and was originally published on the Alzheimer’s Research UK dementia blog. How many people develop dementia in their 30s? If you watched ‘The Truth About Dementia’ on BBC1 recently, you’ll have seen an interview with Chris Graham, told at the age […]

Mayor of Bath pledges support for Join Dementia Research at civic reception

17 May 2016

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In a special event leading up to Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), the Mayor of Bath marked the city’s major contribution to dementia research with a civic reception drawing in people from local charities, health networks, hospitals and general practices. The Mayor, Councillor William Sandry, celebrated the work of Join Dementia Research and signed up […]

‘Join dementia research’ in Scotland with the Glasgow Memory Clinic

20 March 2015


Today 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia, and that figure is set to rise. Finding better ways to prevent and treat people with dementia, and ways to improve care and diagnosis are vitally important, and research is at the heart of the solution. Scotland has a fantastic track record in the delivery of dementia research, and this is set […]

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