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Looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain

9 September 2015

The Neuroimaging of Inflammation in MemoRy and Other Disorders (NIMROD) study is looking at the relationship between memory disorders and inflammation of the brain. Recent technical developments allow the use of brain imaging methods (Positron Emission Tomography or PET scans) together with marked chemicals to visualise sites of inflammation. Other forms of PET imaging can also […]

Could new drug slow down deterioration of the brain?

18 August 2015

The AMARANTH STUDY will test whether the experimental drug, AZD3293 [LY3314814], slows the worsening of Alzheimer’s disease, compared to a placebo given to patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Early Alzheimer’s disease. It’s for people aged between 55-85 and is being conducted at several places across the UK, as well as worldwide, to find out if this […]

Phenomenon of selective forgetting in people with dementia

12 August 2015

The Mnemic Neglect in Dementia study, organised by researchers at the University of the West of England, is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society to find out how people react when they are told they have dementia. This study will look at what factors play a role in how people cope with being given a diagnosis of dementia. We […]

Assessing the cognitive profiles of different types of dementia

3 August 2015

The Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS) is a paper and pencil assessment used to assess aspects of memory in people with cognitive impairment. It was developed initially for understanding the cognitive profiles of survivors of stroke. It helps indicate whether a person might have difficulty in memory, communication, attention, decision making, planning or carrying out everyday […]

Study looking at immune system in dementia

17 July 2015

This is a cross-post with Alzheimer’s Research UK. A brand new study to join Join Dementia Research is SILAD (The Systemic inflammation in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease). The study is looking for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies and healthy volunteers between 50-100 years old. This study is […]

Could a commonly used blood pressure drug help prevent dementia? The RADAR trial

22 May 2015

Professor Pat Kehoe is the chief investigator on a new ground-breaking clinical trial (RADAR) on Join Dementia Research, which is examining how a commonly used blood pressure drug called losartan could slow down the rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease.  The study is funded by an MRC and NIHR partnership. Pat heads the Dementia Research Group at the […]

Being part of MADE

19 May 2015

The Minocycline in Alzheimer’s Disease Efficacy (MADE) trial is a new study coming onto ‘Join dementia research’. MADE is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in very mild Alzheimer’s Disease. It aims to determine whether the antibiotic Minocycline is effective in reducing the rate of cognitive and functional decline over a 2-year period and assess the […]

Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease

17 April 2015

‘Join dementia research’ is working to connect volunteers with researchers. We recently got in touch with Chief Investigator, Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, to find out more about the Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease study currently recruiting through ‘Join dementia research’. What are the main aims of the study? The Hippocampal imaging study is an exploratory study […]

The Pfizer SAM-760 Study

14 March 2015

More studies are being added to ‘Join dementia research’ all the time – and we’re working hard to connect volunteers with researchers, helping them to collaborate on vital research into dementia. We are focusing on another study that has been recently added, and we are always seeking more people who might be eligible to take […]

The Lundbeck Starbeam Study

13 March 2015

‘Join dementia research’ is a brand new online service, allowing volunteers for studies to be connected with researchers around the country. We’re looking at a study that has just been added to the site, and is recruiting for volunteers now! The purpose of the study is to find out whether a new research drug, given […]

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