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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 […]

Preliminary evaluation of Lithium as a GSK-3 inhibitor in MCI

12 September 2016

Lithium is a naturally occurring element and is present in very low levels in our environment including our drinking water. As a medicine it has been used for many years as a highly effective treatment for disorders of mood but more recently it has been found to exert some effects which may be beneficial to […]

The PROTECT Study

26 February 2016

The PROTECT Study is a dementia research trial being run by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London that is recruiting through Join Dementia Research. How does it work? The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the way our brains age, and why some people develop dementia, in order to develop […]

The ‘IDEAL’ Study

Aims of the Study IDEAL is the first large-scale project of its kind, and what the researchers find out will be used to guide policy and practice for helping people deal with dementia. As we get older we experience various changes in memory and other abilities which can affect our well-being and quality of life. […]

Can brain training and electrical brain stimulation improve cognitive functions?

14 December 2015

Cognitive functions decline with advancing age, specifically so-called executive functions, which are higher cognitive functions that include working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility. The Healthy Ageing study is looking for healthy volunteers over the age of 60 without a dementia diagnosis to investigate whether training of these functions in combination with electrical brain stimulation can […]

Could a commonly used blood pressure drug help prevent dementia? The RADAR trial

22 May 2015

Professor Pat Kehoe is the chief investigator on a new ground-breaking clinical trial (RADAR) on Join Dementia Research, which is examining how a commonly used blood pressure drug called losartan could slow down the rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease.  The study is funded by an MRC and NIHR partnership. Pat heads the Dementia Research Group at the […]

Being part of MADE

19 May 2015

The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy (MADE) trial is a new study coming onto ‘Join dementia research’. MADE is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether the antibiotic Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate of cognitive and functional decline over a 2-year period and assess the […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘AFFECT’ Study

12 December 2014

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 […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘IDEAL’ Study

10 December 2014

We are always working towards finding a cure for dementia. But what about improving the quality of life for people, here and now? That’s the question researchers are asking on the IDEAL study, and they want your help in finding the answer! ‘Join dementia research’ is a new online national service connecting volunteers with research […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘PROTECT’ Study

2 December 2014

Today we are looking at ‘PROTECT’, a new dementia research study being run by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London that is recruiting through ‘Join dementia research’. How does it work? The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the way our brains age, and why some people develop dementia, in order to […]

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