Join Dementia Research News

World FTD Week: the LIFTD study

24 September 2018

Brain scans showing the difference between FTD and Alzheimer's

This week is World FTD Awareness Week, which runs 23 – 30 September 2018. FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration or Dementia) is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects 10 people out of every 100,000 in the UK. It can affect behaviour, language skills and movement. People with FTD are typically younger and display different symptoms to […]

Guest blog: Alan Richardson

21 September 2018

The front page of Gerald Richardson's 1948 Diary.

The NHS was always part of Alan’s family. When his father died, Alan made an amazing discovery – the birth of the NHS recorded as an entry in his father’s diary. This year that diary was passed around at a service celebrating 70 years of the NHS. As a Join Dementia Research and Alzheimer’s Society […]

#PassItOn – World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

14 September 2018

World Alzheimer's Day 2018

Friday 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day. We need your help to spread the word about Join Dementia Research. 25 million of us in the UK have a friend or family member with dementia. Imagine the difference we could make if we all told just one person about Join Dementia Research. Get involved – #PassItOn You […]

Get involved in World Alzheimer’s Month 2018

3 September 2018

Woman using her smartphone to share the news about Join Dementia Research for World Alzheimer's Month

Who will you tell about Join Dementia Research? This World Alzheimer’s Month, we’re asking for your help. Research is the best way to make real change to the lives of people living with dementia. The more people who know about research opportunities and get involved, the greater the chance we have to improve dementia care […]

Guest blog: Simon Denegri

13 August 2018

Simon Denegri, OBE, NIHR National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public

It’s been an exciting few months for Join Dementia Research. Over 10,000 volunteers have now been placed in dementia studies, the NHS turned 70, and NICE guidelines recommend that everyone with dementia should be told about opportunities for research. In our first guest blog, Simon Denegri OBE from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) reflects […]

Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: phase 2 now open

9 August 2018

Man in shirt completing paper questionnaire

Share your dementia experience with the Department of Health and Social Care The Department of Health and Social Care want a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. That’s why they have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to find out more on their behalf. […]

No proof that moderate drinking prevents dementia

7 August 2018

NHS Choices logo

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website. “Middle aged drinking may reduce dementia risk, new study finds,” is the misleading and irresponsible headline in The Daily Telegraph. The study found that people who do not drink alcohol in middle age are 45% more likely to develop dementia than those who drink within UK recommended […]

Join Dementia Research launches online training for researchers

2 August 2018

Typing at laptop

We’ve launched a great new training system for all researchers who use Join Dementia Research to recruit to their studies. This interactive e-learning makes it easier than ever before for researchers to quickly get to grips with all aspects of Join Dementia Research, so that they can use the service as efficiently and effectively as possible. The e-learning is […]

Record numbers take part in clinical research studies

18 July 2018

NIHR research participants graphic

This article has been reproduced from the NIHR website. More people than ever before took part in NHS clinical research studies sponsored by the life sciences industry over the last year – gaining earlier access to potentially cutting edge new treatments while helping to answer important health questions – according to new figures from the National […]

What’s that study? Generation for Generation

16 July 2018

Generation for Generation study logo

We caught up with Anna Krzeczkowska, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, who is leading the ‘Generation for Generation’ study. What are the main aims of Generation for Generation? ‘Generation for Generation’ is designed to promote health and wellbeing in adults aged 60 and above and to improve children’s success in school. It aims […]

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