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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 Early Stage Cognitive Aids New Trial (DESCANT)

6 March 2017

Professor David Challis, Chief Investigator for DESCANT

It is known that people developing dementia in its early stages can respond to timely offers of help at home to enhance their experience and coping with dementia, over and above early diagnosis and support now routinely provided in many areas. One such type of help is advice alongside the use of memory aids and […]

Mindfulness for Sleep Disturbance in Dementia

27 January 2017

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Sleep disturbance is a serious problem for many people in later life and particularly people with a diagnosis of dementia and those close to them. Research into mindfulness for sleep disturbance in older adults (without dementia) shows that it could be a helpful new treatment. What are the main aims of the study? The purpose […]

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 […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

Dr Catherine Quinn, researcher for this study

When people develop a condition, such as dementia, they can respond to the changes they experience in very different ways. The findings from research in other health conditions suggests that how people understand their condition, its implications, and what can be done about it can have an impact on how people adjust to and cope […]

Can a digital platform be a useful tool for families living with dementia?

5 October 2016

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The Dementia Post Diagnostic Digital Platform study is looking to test whether a new digital platform of a website, an app and software is an effective post-diagnostic support tool for people with dementia and their families. Research Fellow for the study, Dr Killin, fills us in with more information. What are the main aims of […]

How can managing medicines be improved for people with dementia?

20 April 2016

Dr Heather Barry

With a high number of people with dementia living with another medical condition or disability as well as dementia, most will be taking a number of medicines. The COMPARE study, now recruiting through Join Dementia Research, is looking at how managing medicines can be improved for people with dementia. We caught up with Dr Heather […]

How can people with dementia be supported and treated in an acceptable way that is affordable?

16 December 2015

Dr Nicolas Farina

A new study to join Join Dementia Research is the MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia study. It is one part of a larger MODEM project that will generate new evidence to help decision makers in the health and social care sectors to develop and implement strategies to […]

Phenomenon of selective forgetting in people with dementia

12 August 2015

Professor Richard Cheston

The Mnemic Neglect in Dementia study, organised by researchers at the University of the West of England, is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society to find out how people react when they are told they have dementia. This study will look at what factors play a role in how people cope with being given a diagnosis of dementia. We […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘AFFECT’ Study

12 December 2014

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Behind today’s door of the ‘Join dementia research’ advent calendar, we are learning about the ‘AFFECT’ study – which is very unique! This is the first large-scale research study that is a collaboration between researchers in Northern Ireland, and staff at the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Specialty  in England. It is also being jointly funded by […]

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