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Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

15 June 2018

Carol and Bryan Simcock in the garden

A grandmother living with mild Alzheimer’s disease in Greater Manchester is proud to be taking part in clinical research to help future generations. Carol Simcock, 71, lives in Handforth, Cheshire, with her husband Bryan, 78. Carol’s dementia experience Up until her retirement, Carol, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-two, worked as a secretary and later as a […]

Join Dementia Research: an Occupational Therapist’s viewpoint

4 June 2018

Carol Duff, Occupational Therapist

Carol Duff has worked as an occupational therapist at the NHS for over 25 years. During that time she has supported many people experiencing the process of receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Occupational therapists like Carol work with individuals living with dementia and their caregivers to explore how memory changes affect function. They then present […]

Living with dementia: Phil and Audrey’s experience

24 May 2018

We often forget that for people living with dementia, they are not the only ones who are affected by the disease. It affects their family and the people around them. Hear from Phil, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Audrey, who cares for him. Listen to why they feel dementia research is not just important for […]

Turning a negative into a positive: Annie and Roger’s dementia research journey

22 May 2018

This Dementia Action Week we’re showcasing how you can take action to beat dementia Annie Paton was recently diagnosed with dementia in 2013 but since then she’s been taking part in research studies such as The IDEAL study,  to turn her diagnosis and experience into something that can help people living with dementia in the […]

Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

Every 3.2 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. As one of the biggest challenges we face today, with numbers of people suffering from the condition expected to double in the next 30 years, medical research is vital in understanding the causes of the disease, developing effective treatments, improving care and finding a cure.   […]

Former Rugby player and his wife share their dementia research journey

21 May 2018

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, former Warrington Wolves Rugby league player, Willie Aspinal and his wife Linda, share their experience in taking part in the Scarlet Road research study and the impact it has for them. Watch this insightful and emotive video of them both for Dementia Action Week. If you’re ready to take […]

Supporting Community Dwelling People with Dementia and their Carers with Oral Health

16 May 2018

oral health

Year by year, the population in the UK is getting older and the number of people with dementia in the UK is expected increase to over one million by the year 2025. As a result, there is a growing need to improve the quality of the life for older people living in the community with […]

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Longitudinal Cohort Study

26 April 2018

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EPAD is a major study which takes place all over Europe, and is led from the University of Edinburgh. It is one of the biggest dementia studies in the world and as such, it is hugely important that researchers are able to recruit lots of volunteers into the study. We caught up with Sarah Gregory, […]

Exploring the benefits of additional nutrition to brain function

19 April 2018

brain function

A person’s diet is one factor that may influence cognitive function. Indeed, a healthy diet can help maintain healthy cognition, and may provide a way of reducing a decline in cognitive function, or even delay the onset of cognitive impairment. Omega 3 fatty acids have received a lot of attention for their health properties in […]

Exploring and Developing Creative Interactions with Personally Significant Music

4 April 2018

music study

Music that has a strong link to past experiences can offer a means of connecting with an individual with dementia when other means of connection/communication have diminished. For people with dementia who are living at home, musical engagement typically takes the form of listening to recorded tracks whilst other forms of engagement with music tend […]

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