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The PROTECT study – Fighting dementia from the comfort of your own home

19 June 2017

Dr Anne Corbett, Lead investigator for the PROTECT project

PROTECT is an extraordinary long-term project that is supplying dementia researchers with vital information through a series of online assessments and games. Participants are invited to take part in a range of studies, some of which involve the completion of a short series of brain training games, taking no longer than 15 minutes. Contributors have […]

The ENGAGE study

19 July 2016

The latest clinical trial to be added to Join Dementia Research is ENGAGE, from Biogen Inc. Part of an international study, it is looking to determine whether a new medication called Aducanumab, can slow progression of early Alzheimer’s disease, as well as investigating whether it’s safe to use in patients. Researchers are looking for volunteers […]

The DARet Study

11 July 2016

Sometimes patients treated for Parkinson’s disease can have problems with memory and learning. This is thought to be due to a decrease in their dopamine levels due to their disease. Dopamine is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. Patients with Parkinson’s disease are given many drugs to increase their dopamine levels back to normal, […]

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 […]

‘Join dementia research’ in Scotland with the Glasgow Memory Clinic

20 March 2015

Today 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia, and that figure is set to rise. Finding better ways to prevent and treat people with dementia, and ways to improve care and diagnosis are vitally important, and research is at the heart of the solution. Scotland has a fantastic track record in the delivery of dementia research, and this is set […]

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 […]

Championing ‘Join dementia research’ in the North East

23 January 2015

Very soon ‘Join dementia research’ will be nationally launched as an online service, helping to connect volunteers with researchers who are working on ways to understand and treat dementias. We recently spoke to volunteer Andrew Brown, who is also one of our Champions in the North East, explaining to people and the press about the […]

Connecting researchers to ideal patients

22 January 2015

The team at the Imperial College Memory Research Unit, led by Dr Paul Edison, is researching Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (a midway stage between normal age-related memory loss and the more serious decline of dementia). The team use PET and MRI scans to explore the mechanisms that lead to dementia, with the ultimate […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘CANN’ Study

22 December 2014

Christmas is near, and so too is the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch – our study-a-day tour of ‘Join dementia research’, the new online service connecting volunteers and dementia research studies. Now the holiday season has arrived, and we’ll all be tucking into big meals, it’s the best time to look at how a supplemented diet could help […]

The ‘GREAT’ Study

11 December 2014

Today, we’re looking at how talking to a therapist can really help people handle problems with their memory, as part of the GREAT study – Goal­-oriented cognitive Rehabilitation in EArly ­sTage dementia. Aims of the Study The GREAT trial is a large research study that looks at ways of helping people to live well with […]

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