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The Safer Walking Technology study

23 March 2018

Safer Walking

In recent years, a range of gadgets and technology solutions known as Safer Walking Technology has been developed. These new tools are designed to track, find, support and safeguard individuals with dementia when accessing the outdoors. The use of the technology (including GPS trackers, and location-based mobile phone apps) has the potential to help some people […]

Accelerating study delivery: the Caregiving HOPE study

15 March 2018

Caregiving HOPE study

Since its launch three years ago, the main aim of Join Dementia Research has been to accelerate dementia research, helping to make it quicker and easier for researchers to find suitable candidates for their studies and empowering patients and the public to find studies they wish to take part in. The Caregiving HOPE study is […]

Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week

19 February 2018

dementia care

This article was originally posted on NIHR website. A large scale NIHR-funded trial shows that increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life and saves money. During the study key care home staff were upskilled to deliver person-centred care. […]

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: have your say

15 February 2018

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel

The Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: a consultation commissioned by the Department of Health The Department of Health aims to achieve a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. This is why, on its behalf, the Opinion Research Service (ORS) has opened the Dementia 2020 […]

Our Christmas campaign: the A-Z of Dementia Research

15 December 2017

A-Z of dementia research Christmas campaign

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. This is why our Christmas campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of dementia research. We proudly present to you the Join Dementia Research advent calendar: an A-Z of dementia research. Each day until Christmas, we will open a door on our ‘Join […]

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 […]

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