The ‘Neuroinflammation’ Study

26 February 2016

This is a study looking to recruit twenty people who do not have dementia. How does it work? The Neuroinflammation and Amyloid study will be taking an indepth look at exactly what happens to the brain in the earliest stages of Mild Cognitive Impairment, a condition which can develop to full Alzheimer’s Disease in 10-15% of […]

The ‘YOAD’ Study

This study is based at University College London’s dedicated Dementia Research Centre and is looking into Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. How does it work? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia at any age, but around 40,000 people a year can develop symptoms of the condition before 65. Because it is much less common, researchers are still discovering how Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (YOAD) […]

The ‘GE180′ Study

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 ‘DAPA’ Study

Exercise benefits a person’s health a great deal, and it can also help to reduce the risk of developing dementia. Researchers now want to know if it can slow the progression of dementia once it has already begun. How it works Dr Sukhi Dosanjh is the manager of DAPA. She explains that they are looking to: “Study […]

The ‘LMTM’ Study

Research into new drugs for treating illnesses can be some of the most exciting studies carried out. Aims of the Study There is a rare form of dementia called Behavioural Frontotemporal Dementia, or bvFTD for short. It can strike anyone between the ages of 20 and 80, but primarily affects those in their 50s. Currently, […]

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 ‘AFFECT’ Study

The ‘AFFECT’ study is the first large-scale research study that is a collaboration between researchers in Northern Ireland, and staff at the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Specialty  in England. It is also being jointly funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and British Heart Foundation. Did you know that after Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia is the most common […]

“Blood Proteins and Dementia”

This is a study dedicated to helping medical professionals diagnose the causes of dementia faster and more accurately. Aims of the Study We are still continuing to learn more about dementia, and the many causes that exist. It is very important to understand precisely what type of dementia a person has, as the treatment options can […]


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 […]

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