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Proud to help future generations: Carol’s story

15 June 2018

Carol and Bryan Simcock in the garden

A grandmother living with mild Alzheimer’s disease in Greater Manchester is proud to be taking part in clinical research to help future generations. Carol Simcock, 71, lives in Handforth, Cheshire, with her husband Bryan, 78. Carol’s dementia experience Up until her retirement, Carol, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-two, worked as a secretary and later as a […]

Supporting Community Dwelling People with Dementia and their Carers with Oral Health

16 May 2018

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Year by year, the population in the UK is getting older and the number of people with dementia in the UK is expected increase to over one million by the year 2025. As a result, there is a growing need to improve the quality of the life for older people living in the community with […]

The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) Longitudinal Cohort Study

26 April 2018

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EPAD is a major study which takes place all over Europe, and is led from the University of Edinburgh. It is one of the biggest dementia studies in the world and as such, it is hugely important that researchers are able to recruit lots of volunteers into the study. We caught up with Sarah Gregory, […]

Exploring the benefits of additional nutrition to brain function

19 April 2018

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A person’s diet is one factor that may influence cognitive function. Indeed, a healthy diet can help maintain healthy cognition, and may provide a way of reducing a decline in cognitive function, or even delay the onset of cognitive impairment. Omega 3 fatty acids have received a lot of attention for their health properties in […]

Brain injury may increase dementia risk

12 April 2018

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 This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “People who suffer brain injuries are at increased risk of dementia later in life, a large study suggests,” BBC News reports. The story is based on a study of nearly 3 million people in Denmark. Researchers identified people who’d experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

Exploring and Developing Creative Interactions with Personally Significant Music

4 April 2018

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Music that has a strong link to past experiences can offer a means of connecting with an individual with dementia when other means of connection/communication have diminished. For people with dementia who are living at home, musical engagement typically takes the form of listening to recorded tracks whilst other forms of engagement with music tend […]

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 […]

Alzheimer’s patient encourages others to sign up to take part in dementia research

23 February 2018

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This article was originally posted on NIHR website. A retired pottery shop owner with early Alzheimer’s disease has said research has given him a new hope for life. Eighty-year-old Martin Wallis, from Honiton, is currently taking part in a clinical trial at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The study, being supported by the […]

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

19 February 2018

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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. […]

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