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Living life and doing things together: the DemPower App study

7 December 2017

DemPower

What are the main aims of the study? Dementia can put a strain on relationships, and some couples might need some support in their day-to-day lives. To help address this issue, this study is developing and trialling the DemPower App, which provides tips for relationship management, staying active and adapting the home. What does it […]

Partners of people with Parkinson’s-related dementia: A postal questionnaire study

24 November 2017

Parkinson

Care provision in Parkinson’s-related dementias is physically demanding and mentally exhausting contributing to higher burden and stress in the partner. Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies can be physically and mentally disabling for both members of the couple. Care partners play a substantial role in supporting with various activities of daily living and […]

Become a Volunteer Trainer for Join Dementia Research

20 November 2017

If you like working with groups of people and enjoy speaking in front of others, you could become a Volunteer Trainer for Join Dementia Research. At Join Dementia Research, we are passionate about sharing what we know with others. We also look for passionate individuals who like working with groups of people and enjoy speaking […]

Positive results from Alzheimer’s drug in Phase 1 clinical trial extension

3 November 2017

Alzheimer's Research aducanumab

This article has been reproduced from the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.   The pharmaceutical company Biogen has today announced the results of an extended phase 1b clinical trial of the potential Alzheimer’s disease drug, aducanumab. Results from the extended early-stage trial were announced today at Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference in Boston. Aducanumab is an […]

Meet Alan Richardson: Dementia Friend and Join Dementia Research Champion

18 August 2017

“It’s fair to say that people used to worry when they heard dementia mentioned. But Dementia Friends and Join Dementia Research are designed to help. They let people know about the little contributions that they can make and these often can make quite a lot of difference”. Alan Richardson has been a Dementia Friend for […]

The Mini Linguistic State Examination Study

24 July 2017

Dementia is a complex clinical state, which shows variations in the structure of brain pathology. Importantly, not all people with dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (though this remains the commonest underlying pathology), and not all experience forgetfulness as the first sign of mental difficulty. One type of dementia that has been extensively studied over recent […]

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

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

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 […]

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