The Rhapsody Project

18 August 2016

The Rhapsody Project is an EU research project funded by the Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases. They are looking for volunteers to test a new online source of information and support designed for carers of people with young onset dementia. The project forms a European collaboration across six countries (England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal […]

Gene patterns may explain brain’s Alzheimer’s vulnerability

15 August 2016

This article has been reproduced from the NHS Choices website.  “Scientists say they have discovered a possible explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain,” The Guardian reports. Gene patterns in specific areas may explain why the disease tends to start in these regions, before spreading through the brain. The patterns were found in areas […]

The Playlist for Life study

5 August 2016

Everyone has a song that takes them back to a person, place or time, cheers them up or calms them down. Listening to such personally meaningful music can have powerful benefits for those living with dementia. The Playlist for Life study is looking at these benefits and identifying the effects they can have on people […]

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 […]

Caregiving HOPE Study

5 July 2016

There are currently 670, 000 family members who provide support for a person living with dementia at home. As a result of an ageing population, more and more family members will be relied upon to provide care at home. Healthcare professionals and service providers often assume and take for granted that family members are willing […]

INMiND-02 Study

6 June 2016

The INMiND-02 Study is a new trial looking at whether a drug that is currently used to treat arthritis could help the memory function of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). What are the main aims of the INMiND-02 study? To see if a drug (Etanercept) already used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis might […]

Coordinating care for people with long term conditions and dementia

1 June 2016

A recent NIHR study has found new evidence which shows that almost one fifth of people with dementia also have other serious conditions such as stroke, diabetes and visual impairment. Services are not currently designed to provide adequate integrated care for people with dementia plus other conditions. For instance, people with dementia are less likely […]


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 […]

BBC Horizon – ‘Curing Alzheimer’s’

12 May 2016

A recent episode of BBC Horizon (aired at 8pm on 12 May) investigated research into Alzheimer’s Disease and looked at the exciting advancements that are being made in the bid to find a cure. The programme featured a range of different studies into dementia, including the UK-based GREAT Study which has recruited participants using Join […]

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