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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 […]

MINDSET Study

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 […]

How can managing medicines be improved for people with dementia?

20 April 2016

With a high number of people with dementia living with another medical condition or disability as well as dementia, most will be taking a number of medicines. The COMPARE study, now recruiting through Join Dementia Research, is looking at how managing medicines can be improved for people with dementia. We caught up with Dr Heather […]

The ‘Neuroinflammation’ Study

26 February 2016

This is a study looking to recruit twenty people who do not have dementia. How does it work? The Neuroinflammation and Amyloid study will be taking an indepth look at exactly what happens to the brain in the earliest stages of Mild Cognitive Impairment, a condition which can develop to full Alzheimer’s Disease in 10-15% of […]

The ‘PREVENT’ Study

This study is looking at the prevention of dementia through environmental intervention, and is based at Imperial College London. Aims of the Study In recent years it has been recognised that dementia is probably a very late consequence of Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurodegenerative diseases, which may have been present in people for up to 20 or […]

The ‘YOAD’ Study

This study is based at University College London’s dedicated Dementia Research Centre and is looking into Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. How does it work? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia at any age, but around 40,000 people a year can develop symptoms of the condition before 65. Because it is much less common, researchers are still discovering how Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (YOAD) […]

The ‘GE180′ Study

This study is looking at a brand new way of mapping the brain, and how it is affected by dementia. How does it work? GE180 is a special chemical devised by researchers to latch on to the proteins, called Amyloids, that cause inflammation of the brain for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. The chemical then allows us […]

The ‘IDEAL’ Study

Aims of the Study IDEAL is the first large-scale project of its kind, and what the researchers find out will be used to guide policy and practice for helping people deal with dementia. As we get older we experience various changes in memory and other abilities which can affect our well-being and quality of life. […]

The ‘GREAT’ Study

The GREAT study – Goal­-oriented cognitive Rehabilitation in EArly ­sTage dementia looks at how talking to a therapist can really help people handle problems with their memory. Aims of the Study The GREAT trial is a large research study that looks at ways of helping people to live well with memory difficulties. The research team wants to […]

The ‘AMPLE’ Study

The ‘AMPLE’ study, which is based at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, investigates ‘amyloid imaging’ for the observable characteristics of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), which is the second most common cause of degenerative dementia in the UK. Beta-amyloid is a protein, deposits of which can be found in the brain of a person who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Until recently, […]

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