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Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: phase 2 now open

9 August 2018

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Share your dementia experience with the Department of Health and Social Care The Department of Health and Social Care want a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. That’s why they have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to find out more on their behalf. […]

Record numbers take part in clinical research studies

18 July 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NIHR website. More people than ever before took part in NHS clinical research studies sponsored by the life sciences industry over the last year – gaining earlier access to potentially cutting edge new treatments while helping to answer important health questions – according to new figures from the National […]

10,000 research participants recruited through Join Dementia Research

3 July 2018

Stats released today, Tuesday 3 July 2018, show that over 10,000 study participants have been involved in vital dementia research thanks to the innovative Join Dementia Research service from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). This fantastic news comes in the wake of new guidance released by NICE in June 2018. This guidance encouraged […]

Even slightly raised blood pressure in middle age may increase dementia risk

15 June 2018

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This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life,” The Independent reports. A long-running study of 8,639 British civil servants found that people who had blood pressure above the ideal level – but below that used to diagnose […]

Former Rugby player and his wife share their dementia research journey

21 May 2018

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, former Warrington Wolves Rugby league player, Willie Aspinal and his wife Linda, share their experience in taking part in the Scarlet Road research study and the impact it has for them. Watch this insightful and emotive video of them both for Dementia Action Week. If you’re ready to take […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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