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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 […]

Join Dementia Research reaches 20,000 registrations

25 July 2016

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

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 […]

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