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Barriers and Facilitators of Living and Dying at Home with Dementia

2 August 2017

At present, little is known about how best to support people with dementia in their own homes at the end of their life, as well as the people who look after them. A new Liverpool-based study is looking to improve the understanding around this. We caught up with Caroline Mogan, Chief Investigator of the ‘Barriers […]

The Mini Linguistic State Examination Study

24 July 2017

Dementia is a complex clinical state, which shows variations in the structure of brain pathology. Importantly, not all people with dementia suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (though this remains the commonest underlying pathology), and not all experience forgetfulness as the first sign of mental difficulty. One type of dementia that has been extensively studied over recent […]

Investigating brain ageing with multiple biomarkers in advanced elderly participants

4 July 2017

What are the main aims of the study? The aim of the study is to access individuals who are at an advanced age (60 – 100 years), and do not have any measurable problems with their memory. To do this a combination of psychological tests and brain scans will be performed that will help us […]

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 […]

LINKAGE Camden Study

11 April 2017

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 […]

Psychological Stress – Carers of those with Dementia

22 February 2017

There are currently 550,000 carers in England, who provide essential primary care to individuals living with a diagnosis of dementia. This study will help individuals taking part to identify any current stress they might be under, the factors which may be affecting it, and how it may be improved. We caught up with Amelia Stone, […]

Spatial Navigation in Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

15 February 2017

Getting lost is one of the most common and distressing symptoms for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and their families, often involving the police and in tragic cases resulting in death. However, the underlying reasons why patients are getting lost are virtually unknown. One reason for this limited knowledge, is that it is not clear how […]

What can best predict the decline of memory and thinking?

10 February 2017

Identifying opportunities for the right kind of effective intervention to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease is important. The CHARIOT-PRO study is therefore looking to investigate what tests of cognition, memory, thinking, problem solving and everyday functions, together with certain biological factors, best predict the decline of memory and thinking abilities. The study’s co-ordinator, Dr Natalia […]

Online Communication in Everyday Social Life

7 February 2017

There are approximately 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK. People who support, care for, or represent people with dementia respond to the situation in very different ways. One challenge that carers often face is in maintaining social relationships or making new relationships. It can also be difficult to communicate to others how […]

The DECIDE Study

30 December 2016

The number of people living with dementia in the UK is rising. Friends and family provide much of the care. Maintaining carer quality of life and finding a way of assessing it are important for the carers, those cared for, and for society. There are existing questionnaires used for dementia carer assessment but how good they […]

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