The A-Z of Dementia Research
Each day until Christmas, we’ll open a door on the ‘Join dementia research’ advent calendar and explain the most important terms and topics that surround dementia research.
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B for “Biomarkers”
We need to find markers for use in clinical trials to find drugs that can prevent dementia.
C for our Champions
Our champions are vital in helping us spread the word about the importance of dementia research.
Thanks to research, there are four drugs available to treat some dementia symptoms. Register with Join Dementia Research to help researchers finding new and better treatments.
E for “early diagnosis”
Early diagnosis gives an opportunity to change the trajectory of the disease.
F for “family and friends”
The role of family and friends is crucial. It’s estimated 700k people are informal carer for people living with dementia.
Today, almost 50 million people live with dementia worldwide.
H for “hope”
H stands for “Hope“, because research brings hope to people living with dementia.
I for “Involvement”
Patients and public involvement in research is essential if we are to find new and better ways to treat and live with dementia.
Sign up to Join Dementia Research to be matched to suitable studies and accelerate dementia research.
K for “Knowledge”
It’s important to share research findings. Doing it means that good research evidence can be put at the heart of health and social care decisions.
L for “Lifestyle”
Did you know that some lifestyle factors could affect the risk of you developing dementia?
M for “MCI (mild cognitive impairment)”
M stands for “MCI (mild cognitive impairment)”, a condition in which someone has minor problems with abilities such as memory or thinking.
N for “NIHR”
The NIHR is the most integrated clinical research system in the world, driving research forward for the benefit of patients.
O for “opportunities”
O stands for “opportunities”, like the ones that Join Dementia Research will give you to take part in new dementia studies.
P for “partnership”
Working together and sharing research findings will give us the best chance of beating dementia.