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Care for people with Dementia given by Relatives at the End of life: The CADRE Study

23 November 2016

Dr Nathan Davies, researcher on this study

Around two thirds of people with dementia live in the community with the majority of their care provided by friends or family. Previous evidence suggests that family carers have a variety of support needs which differ throughout the different stages of dementia. These support needs are often not met, including practical as well as emotional […]

Why do we need biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease?

29 September 2016

Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford

This blog was written by Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and was originally featured on the NIHR website.    There is an increasing focus on finding biomarkers, or tests, for dementia. Whether in the contents pages of journals, or in conference programmes, biomarker research seems to be the order […]

Every NHS trust in England is now research active

12 August 2016

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has released figures from its latest annual performance report, and there’s good news for both dementia research and clinical studies in general. The figures show that every NHS trust in England is now research active. This is positive news, as research is crucial to […]

Coordinating care for people with long term conditions and dementia

1 June 2016

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A recent NIHR study has found new evidence which shows that almost one fifth of people with dementia also have other serious conditions such as stroke, diabetes and visual impairment. Services are not currently designed to provide adequate integrated care for people with dementia plus other conditions. For instance, people with dementia are less likely […]

BBC Horizon – ‘Curing Alzheimer’s’

12 May 2016

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A recent episode of BBC Horizon (aired at 8pm on 12 May) investigated research into Alzheimer’s Disease and looked at the exciting advancements that are being made in the bid to find a cure. The programme featured a range of different studies into dementia, including the UK-based GREAT Study which has recruited participants using Join […]

‘Join dementia research’ in Scotland with the Glasgow Memory Clinic

20 March 2015

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Today 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia, and that figure is set to rise. Finding better ways to prevent and treat people with dementia, and ways to improve care and diagnosis are vitally important, and research is at the heart of the solution. Scotland has a fantastic track record in the delivery of dementia research, and this is set […]

‘Join dementia research’ Champion – Dianna Moylan

18 March 2015

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We’re fortunate to have a team of dedicated champions who are helping to spread the word about the work of ‘Join dementia research’. Continuing our series on meeting these ‘Join dementia research’ Champions, this week we hear from Dianna Moylan. “When my mother, at a little over sixty, began to show signs of forgetfulness, we accommodated […]

The Lundbeck Starbeam Study

13 March 2015

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‘Join dementia research’ is a brand new online service, allowing volunteers for studies to be connected with researchers around the country. We’re looking at a study that has just been added to the site, and is recruiting for volunteers now! The purpose of the study is to find out whether a new research drug, given […]

First South West ‘Join dementia research’ match for dementia research study

12 March 2015

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The first Devon couple to be matched with a dementia research study through ‘Join dementia research’ have shared their experience as a patient and a carer. David and Jan Barwick registered their interest in participating in research with ‘Join dementia research’ through Alzheimer’s Society website. They have already contributed to a national research initiative called The IDEAL Study […]

Dementia Research in the North East

10 March 2015

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The first volunteer to ‘Join dementia research’ in the North-East region has already participated in a study. Mr. Jerry Wilkins has been helping with research into Lewy Body Dementia by taking part in the AC-DC Study, which hopes to address the upsetting hallucinations that can accompany the condition. You can read about his experiences here. Why […]

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