Dementia studies

Find out about some of the wide-ranging types of studies available via the Join Dementia Research service.

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

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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

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

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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 […]

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.

How are COVID-19 closures affecting people with dementia and their carers?

21 April 2020

A carer and a person living with dementia sat outside on a bench

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of the face-to-face services people with dementia and their carers often rely on are temporarily closed. Researchers need your help to understand the impact of these closures on the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers.

The Global Brain Health Survey – take part today

10 January 2020

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The Global Brain Health Survey is an anonymous online survey to learn about people’s views on the brain and brain health. Researchers hope that gathering the opinions and attitudes of people worldwide could help shape future policy recommendations to help everyone take care of their brain in a way that fits their daily life. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and anyone over the age of 18 can participate.