Join Dementia Research News

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

14 January 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

World Alzheimer’s Day

21 September 2020

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This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Day is “Let’s Talk About Dementia”, and it’s more important than ever that we continue to advance dementia care and treatments. Research is the best hope to do this. You can see if you are eligible to take part in our studies by registering or logging into Join Dementia Research.

COVID-19 dementia research receives strong support during lockdown

10 July 2020

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Thanks to our amazing Join Dementia Research volunteers, during lockdown we have been able to continue recruiting participants to studies that don’t involve person-to-person contact. Thousands of you have taken part in important studies relating to COVID-19 and dementia.

SleepQuest: sleep and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 May 2020

Good sleep is critical for wellbeing – including dementia prevention and good mental health. But the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown is placing people under huge stress, which may disturb sleep. Disturbed sleep now may have an impact on current and future health for all, in particular those at risk of dementia. The SleepQuest study needs to hear about your experiences to understand the effect that the outbreak is having and create advice on how to manage sleep throughout this crisis and beyond.

Five tips to support people with dementia and carers while in lockdown

27 April 2020

Lockdown and social distancing are essential to help combat COVID-19, but adjusting can be difficult – especially for people living with dementia. That’s why researchers have developed a new leaflet with five simple tips, designed to help make things more manageable for anyone who currently lives with dementia or cares for someone who does. The leaflet gives practical and self-help tips on five key points, and has been created using the latest robust research with the input of people affected by dementia.

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