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The ‘GE180′ Study

26 February 2016

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, […]

‘Deep and Frequent Phenotyping’

The ‘Deep and Frequent Phenotyping’ Study hopes to produce new ways of diagnosing dementia before symptoms even arise. Aims of the Study We urgently need new and better treatments that can be given to patients as early as possible to prevent brain damage associated with dementia. Researchers want to do studies before brain damage has progressed […]

The Gantenerumab Trial

This study looks at an exciting opportunity to get involved in testing  new medication for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Aims of the Study Alzheimer’s disease is a major global public health problem, and there are nearly 30 million people with the disease worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive neurodegenerative disease which causes a gradual […]

How can people with dementia be supported and treated in an acceptable way that is affordable?

16 December 2015

A new study to join Join Dementia Research is the MODEM: Comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and cost impacts of interventions for dementia study. It is one part of a larger MODEM project that will generate new evidence to help decision makers in the health and social care sectors to develop and implement strategies to […]

New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens across Scotland

24 November 2015

People with Alzheimer’s disease who live in Scotland are being asked to consider taking part in the ground-breaking government-funded RADAR trial.  The trial is investigating if a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) has additional properties that could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with and without hypertension. […]

Can heart scans support diagnosing Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

13 November 2015

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) affects over 100,000 people in the UK, however it is difficult to recognise in clinical practice, with many cases currently undetected. It can also be difficult to distinguish DLB from Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research studies have found that nerve damage can be detected in the hearts of people with DLB, with no such damage observed […]

Can observing computer use help detect memory problems in people over 65?

7 October 2015

The Software Architecture for Mental Health Self-Management (SAMS) Reliability study, based at the University of Manchester, is looking at whether personal computer use, such as emailing and web browsing, can help detect memory or cognitive problems. The study takes place in the participant’s own home and involves some cognitive assessments with a researcher as well as […]

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