Monthly Archives: May 2016

How many people develop dementia in their 30s?

31 May 2016

The below is a blog post from Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK and was originally published on the Alzheimer’s Research UK dementia blog. How many people develop dementia in their 30s? If you watched ‘The Truth About Dementia’ on BBC1 recently, you’ll have seen an interview with Chris Graham, told at the age […]


19 May 2016

The MINDSET Study, sponsored by Axovant Sciences Ltd., is a new study looking at whether an innovatory new drug could be used to help improve the everyday lives of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s patients. What are the main aims? The purpose of this study is to understand whether an investigational drug known as ‘RVT 101’ improves Alzheimer’s […]

Mayor of Bath pledges support for Join Dementia Research at civic reception

17 May 2016

In a special event leading up to Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), the Mayor of Bath marked the city’s major contribution to dementia research with a civic reception drawing in people from local charities, health networks, hospitals and general practices. The Mayor, Councillor William Sandry, celebrated the work of Join Dementia Research and signed up […]

Meet Join Dementia Research Champion Jacqui Cannon

16 May 2016

This week is Dementia Awareness Week and we’re kicking off the week with an interview with our newest Champion, Jacqui Cannon. Based in Billinge, Merseyside, she got involved as a Join Dementia Research champion in March this year and has been spreading the word about the service ever since! What made you decide to get […]

Join Dementia Research at Dementia 2020 Conference

12 May 2016

Join Dementia Research was at the Dementia 2020 Conference held last month at Church House in London. The conference saw 200 delegates hear about transforming care, support and research, and looked at how the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 is going to be delivered. Setting standards for dementia care Gillian Leng CBE, Director for Health […]

BBC Horizon – ‘Curing Alzheimer’s’

A recent episode of BBC Horizon (aired at 8pm on 12 May) investigated research into Alzheimer’s Disease and looked at the exciting advancements that are being made in the bid to find a cure. The programme featured a range of different studies into dementia, including the UK-based GREAT Study which has recruited participants using Join […]

My new involvement with the PRIDE Research Study

10 May 2016

Last month, we posted details of the Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) study, which is looking to find out how to best enable people to maintain their independence in the early stages of dementia. Our champion Wendy Mitchell is currently taking part in the study. We hear about her experience here with a cross-post with Wendy’s own […]

Are benefits of cognition due to brain training sustained?

9 May 2016

A previous clinical trial has shown that a particular online brain training programme is beneficial to certain cognitive abilities, including reasoning and memory, as well as improving older adults’ ability to perform day-to-day tasks. The Brain Training for Over 50s study builds on these exciting findings, using this same programme to examine whether the benefits […]

Help test new Dementia Citizens apps for smartphones and tablets 

6 May 2016

Dementia Citizens is a new project that aims to help people with dementia and those who care for them, using apps on smartphones and tablets. The information collected will be used by researchers to design better care. Who can get involved? 50 people with dementia and carers are needed to help test the first two Dementia […]

Play Sea Hero Quest and help dementia research

4 May 2016

Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telecom and scientists from University College London and the University of East Anglia to develop Sea Hero Quest, a smartphone game that re-writes the rules on how we go about dementia research. The pioneering project will mean that any one of the thousands of people who try […]

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