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VEEG-Stim study

26 February 2016

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. The VEEG-Stim study is aimed at using technology to help us understand what causes the upsetting visual hallucinations in some dementias. Aims of the Study Visual hallucinations are a common and often upsetting symptom […]

What studies are looking at dementia with Lewy bodies?

4 December 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish Dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer’s disease. Signs and symptoms People with dementia with Lewy bodies not only experience problems with memory and judgement, like those […]

Can heart scans support diagnosing Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

13 November 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish DLB from Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research studies have found that nerve damage can be detected in the hearts of people with DLB, with no such damage observed […]

Looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain

9 September 2015

The Neuroimaging of Inflammation in MemoRy and Other Disorders (NIMROD) study is looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain. Recent technical developments allow the use of brain imaging methods (Positron Emission Tomography or PET scans) together with marked chemicals to visualise sites of inflammation. Other forms of PET imaging can also […]

Study looking at immune system in dementia

17 July 2015

This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. A brand new study to join Join Dementia Research is SILAD (The Systemic inflammation in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease). The study is looking for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies and healthy volunteers between 50-100 years old. This study is […]

Join Dementia Research – The Northwest and nationwide!

4 March 2015

Welcome to ‘Join dementia research’, where we help volunteers connect with researchers, to work together on important studies into dementia. Some of our volunteers are leading the way by becoming Champions, helping others understand the benefits of participating in research. A former Group Technical Director of a public computing company, after retirement Peter Ashley was diagnosed […]

Taking Part in the CATField Study: Video

9 February 2015

Welcome to another article featuring videos from those who participate in studies on dementia. ‘Join Dementia Research connects researchers with volunteers who want to take part in important research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions. We are always looking for more people to join in with this vital work, either for themselves or helping someone else […]

Listen to Dr John-Paul Taylor discuss a Lewy Body Dementia Study

27 January 2015

Dr John-Paul Taylor is a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Institute for Ageing, which forms part of the University of Newcastle. His research is centred on Lewy body dementia, a very common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, and his studies are recruiting through Join dementia research. “I’m currently involved in two research studies which are focussed on Lewy body […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘ACDC’ Study

19 December 2014

Yesterday, as part of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch we looked at a study on ‘Join dementia research’ investigating the often upsetting hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Today, we can examine the very first study that hopes to reduce these hallucinations. All of these studies are available on ‘Join dementia research’, the new online […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

18 December 2014

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. Each day until Christmas, we’re looking at one study recruiting through Join dementia research as part of our #24DaysOfDementiaResearch. Today’s study is called ‘VEEG-Stim’, and is aimed at using technology to help us […]

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