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How can assessing people’s cognitive abilities reflect changes in cognitive over time?

19 April 2017

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To understand how Alzheimer’s disease progresses and to evaluate effective treatments assessing cognition is important. However, assessments can be time consuming and not accurately reflect change in cognition over time. The Capturing Changes in Cognition (CatCh-Cog) study is looking to address these issues and develop a sensitive and time saving cognitive assessment. Kate Forsyth, the […]

LINKAGE Camden Study

11 April 2017

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Delirium is a medical term used to describe a change in brain function which makes a person become suddenly confused. Their behaviour and concentration may also be affected. It can make people feel frightened, restless and suspicious. The symptoms can come on quickly and change from hour to hour. It is very common, particularly among […]

Dementia Related Manual for Sleep; Strategies for Relatives (DREAMS START) study

6 December 2016

Gill Livingston, Chief Investigator on this study

Sleep problems are common in people living with dementia, with around 40% of people living with dementia experiencing sleep disturbance. These include reduced night time sleep, night time wandering, and excessive daytime napping. Sleep problems can disrupt the sleep of other members of the family. However, there are currently no treatments that consistently improve sleep […]

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) feasibility study

4 October 2016

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People with memory problems can struggle with everyday activities. They may stop doing things they want to do. They are more prone to accidents and have a higher risk of falling. Occupational therapists can advise on how to do daily activities set at the right level, and safely. Physiotherapists can teach exercises, which improve balance, […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

Professor Eneida Mioshi, Chief Investigator for the TASKED Study

As well as causing memory problems, dementia can make it hard for people to carry out everyday tasks. This affects quality of life for both the patient and their family carer, as well as being expensive for the NHS and social services. The difficulties people with dementia have with daily tasks are partly to do […]

Preliminary evaluation of Lithium as a GSK-3 inhibitor in MCI

12 September 2016

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Lithium is a naturally occurring element and is present in very low levels in our environment including our drinking water. As a medicine it has been used for many years as a highly effective treatment for disorders of mood but more recently it has been found to exert some effects which may be beneficial to […]

Relational Change and Grief in Dementia

6 September 2016

Anna Colquhoun, Lead Investigator for the study

The Relational Change and Grief in Dementia study is looking to gain information that will help professionals give advice to those who are newly diagnosed with dementia about what might help them and their family carer maintain their relationship. In order to do this, the study team are aiming to gather information from people with […]

The Playlist for Life study

5 August 2016

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Everyone has a song that takes them back to a person, place or time, cheers them up or calms them down. Listening to such personally meaningful music can have powerful benefits for those living with dementia. The Playlist for Life study is looking at these benefits and identifying the effects they can have on people […]

The ENGAGE study

19 July 2016

Professor Craig Ritchie

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 […]

Number of Alzheimer’s clinical trials almost doubles in 3 years

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According to latest figures, the number of drug trials to treat Alzheimer’s disease across the globe has almost doubled since 2013¹. In the UK, there are now 19 drug studies investigating potential new treatments for Alzheimer’s and other dementias², testing treatments that aim to be the first to slow or stop the progression of the […]

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