Book of You

28 July 2016

Book of You is a unique new study that is now recruiting through Join Dementia Research. The study is looking at whether a ‘digital life storybook’ (a collection of photos, words and narrations that reflect important aspects of a person’s life) can have a positive effect on the lives of people with dementia and their […]

CRN Eastern Research Nurse MADE the grade

22 July 2016

This story was originally featured on the NIHR CRN website. The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy Study (MADE) is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether an antibiotic called Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate of cognitive decline over a 2-year period and to assess the safety […]

The ENGAGE study

19 July 2016

The latest clinical trial to be added to Join Dementia Research is ENGAGE, from Biogen Inc. Part of an international study, it is looking to determine whether a new medication called Aducanumab, can slow progression of early Alzheimer’s disease, as well as investigating whether it’s safe to use in patients. Researchers are looking for volunteers […]

Study to assess novel techniques for detecting and monitoring memory problems due to Alzheimer’s

2 June 2016

Detecting changes to cognition early on is important for the effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The Memory and Learning: Cognitive Processes Underlying Disorders of Memory study is assessing novel techniques for detecting and monitoring memory problems due to the disease. Reliable measures are also needed to be able to track problems with memory and manage […]

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 […]

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) […]

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