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Psychological Stress – Carers of those with Dementia

22 February 2017

Amelia Stone, Chief Investigator on this study

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, […]

Online Communication in Everyday Social Life

7 February 2017

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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 DARet Study

11 July 2016

Hanna Isotalus, Study Coordinator for the DARet Study

Sometimes patients treated for Parkinson’s disease can have problems with memory and learning. This is thought to be due to a decrease in their dopamine levels due to their disease. Dopamine is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. Patients with Parkinson’s disease are given many drugs to increase their dopamine levels back to normal, […]

The ‘PROTECT’ Study

26 February 2016

‘PROTECT’ is 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 develop better […]

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. […]

Phenomenon of selective forgetting in people with dementia

12 August 2015

Professor Richard Cheston

The Mnemic Neglect in Dementia study, organised by researchers at the University of the West of England, is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society to find out how people react when they are told they have dementia. This study will look at what factors play a role in how people cope with being given a diagnosis of dementia. We […]

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

22 May 2015

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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. Pat heads the Dementia Research Group at the University of Bristol, and has been working in the dementia […]

Being part of MADE

19 May 2015

Wendy Mitchell

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 ‘IDEAL’ Study

10 December 2014

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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

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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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