Healthcare innovators at the forefront of dementia research

22 May 2018

Every 3.2 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. As one of the biggest challenges we face today, with numbers of people suffering from the condition expected to double in the next 30 years, medical research is vital in understanding the causes of the disease, developing effective treatments, improving care and finding a cure.   […]

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD study: Can technology support people living with dementia?

30 August 2017

What are the main aims of the study? The study is interested in how technology can support people living with dementia and their families. We have created a new website called ‘CAREGIVERS-PRO’ that is full of all sorts of useful information and resources about memory problems and dementia. It will also be a way to […]

The Suvorexant (MK-4305) Insomnia in Alzheimer’s Disease study

26 June 2017

What are the main aims of the study? Many people with Alzheimer’s experience changes in their sleep patterns. Scientists do not completely understand why this happens. While changes in memory and behaviour may be expected with Alzheimer’s, sleep changes are not always anticipated. Sleep changes in Alzheimer’s may include the following: • Difficulty sleeping. Many […]

Understanding and adjusting to memory difficulties

2 November 2016

When people develop a condition, such as dementia, they can respond to the changes they experience in very different ways. The findings from research in other health conditions suggests that how people understand their condition, its implications, and what can be done about it can have an impact on how people adjust to and cope […]

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 […]


26 February 2016

The ‘LewyPro’ study is looking to improve diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a serious condition. Aims of the Study Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of dementia in older people, after Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it is not yet well understood in the medical community, and can frequently be misdiagnosed […]


The ‘HALL-VIS-ATT’ aims to help researchers and doctors understand the upsetting symptoms of hallucinations in dementia. Aims of the Study People with Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia, and people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies, often have distressing visual hallucinations. It is not known why these visual hallucinations occur. Some aspects of visual hallucinations are related to poor vision […]

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, […]

The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

The ‘VEEG-Stim’ study is aimed at using technology to help us understand what causes the upsetting visual hallucinations in some dementias. Aims of the Study Visual hallucinations are a common and often upsetting symptom of the ‘Lewy body dementias’, which includes Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia. However, very little is known about the […]

The ‘ACDC’ Study

The ‘ACDC’ Study is the very first study that hopes to reduce hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Aims of the Study People who have Lewy body dementia, either Parkinson’s disease dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies, can have hallucinations. These hallucinations are often visual and may be disturbing for patients. […]

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