The ‘CANN’ Study

26 February 2016

This study aims to look at how a supplemented diet could help people with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Aims of the Study The overall health benefits of Omega-3, found in fish, and flavanoids – the nutrients in fruit – have been well established. Researchers now want to establish if these compounds could help in the fight against the […]

VEEG-Stim study

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. 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 […]

Can dementia be diagnosed by eye movement?

16 February 2016

Researchers at Lancaster University, in association with several NHS trusts, are conducting a study to investigate eye movements as a possible way to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. The MODEM – Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease using eye movement study records eye movements and performance on cognitive tests to identify whether eye movements are related to other functions […]

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 […]

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 […]

A questionnaire for people with mild cognitive impairment

22 May 2015

A new study that looks at a validating a questionnaire to assess health related quality of life in people with mild cognitive impairment (a condition between normal cognition and dementia) has recently been added to Join Dementia Research. We got in touch with the Chief Investigator, Dr Katherine Dean, to find out more. This new […]

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 […]

‘Join dementia research’ in Scotland with the Glasgow Memory Clinic

20 March 2015

Today 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia, and that figure is set to rise. Finding better ways to prevent and treat people with dementia, and ways to improve care and diagnosis are vitally important, and research is at the heart of the solution. Scotland has a fantastic track record in the delivery of dementia research, and this is set […]

Connecting researchers to ideal patients

22 January 2015

The team at the Imperial College Memory Research Unit, led by Dr Paul Edison, is researching Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (a midway stage between normal age-related memory loss and the more serious decline of dementia). The team use PET and MRI scans to explore the mechanisms that lead to dementia, with the ultimate […]

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