Join Dementia Research News

Join us in celebrating 6 years of dementia research

24 February 2021

As we turn six today, we are celebrating not only six years of bringing researchers and volunteers together, but also our collective achievement of helping dementia research to keep going during the pandemic.   See what our volunteers, charity partners and researchers have to say about us!   Since Join Dementia Research began, an incredible […]

Joyce’s story

12 February 2021

Joyce as a nurse

Retired nurse Joyce signed up to Join Dementia Research when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, aged 75. Having worked as a healthcare professional, she’s always had an interest in research and an appetite for being involved herself. Professional insight During her nursing days, Joyce was trained in how to identify potential symptoms […]

How does dementia research translate into practical change?

2 February 2021

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)’s Centre for Engagement and Dissemination has this week published a piece of work bringing together NIHR research on several aspects of dementia.  To better understand how research translates into practical change, we asked a number of health and social care professionals, carers and service users to comment on […]

Can remotely delivered real-time health coaching improve cognition?

1 February 2021

Senior man exercising at home

As we get older we tend to spend more time being inactive – up to 60% of older people report sitting for more than four hours per day. The positive impacts of exercise on our physical health are well known, but researchers at Anglia Ruskin University are looking into whether remotely delivered coaching aimed at […]

Adjusting dementia support studies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

14 January 2021

Man taking part in a zoom meeting

Certain Join Dementia Research studies have adapted to an online offer so that researchers can continue to gain important insights, and ultimately help to support those living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the margins Researchers at Durham University, the University of Edinburgh and their partners Innovations in Dementia are developing and testing a […]

Study aims to support independence at home for people with dementia

14 December 2020

home carer helping senior woman get dressed in her bedroom

Most people with dementia want to remain living in their own homes for as long as they can, this can be made possible through either paid or family carers. However, lack of dementia training for paid carers can cause the relationships to break down. For family carers, problems with behaviour and communication can often cause […]

Alzheimer’s drug study restarts

23 November 2020

microscope with lab glassware

An Alzheimer’s drug study is restarting after being paused earlier this year. The CLARITY study is examining whether the drug BAN2401 can be effective in preventing or delaying the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 26 million people worldwide and current medications only provide a temporary improvement in symptoms. Who can […]

Hearing, vision and cognitive study restarts

18 November 2020

Close up hearing aids and glasses

There are a number of dementia research studies that are now restarting after some non-COVID studies were paused earlier this year. One of these is the SENSE-Cog study which looks at the combined impact of age-related hearing, vision and cognitive problems. Around 80% of people with dementia have a hearing or vision problem and if […]

Air your opinions on how COVID-19 is affecting you

30 October 2020

A woman taking part in a smartphone survey

Would you like to take part in a research study by anonymously sharing your feelings via your smartphone? Researchers at University College London are investigating the impact of COVID-19 on people’s physical and mental health, together with their attitudes to the pandemic and their thoughts on the public health strategies that have been put in […]

Great British Wellbeing Survey

13 October 2020

Person completing an online survey

Do you have dementia, or do you care for someone who does? Have the COVID-19 restrictions had an impact on your wellbeing? Researchers at the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College London would like to hear about your experience of the current situation. They are keen to understand what measures can be taken to […]

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