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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 […]

Play Sea Hero Quest and help dementia research

4 May 2016

Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telecom and scientists from University College London and the University of East Anglia to develop Sea Hero Quest, a smartphone game that re-writes the rules on how we go about dementia research. The pioneering project will mean that any one of the thousands of people who try […]

Promoting Independence in Dementia

14 April 2016

The Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) study is looking to find out how to best enable people to maintain their independence in the early stages of dementia. The study is made up of several projects looking to help people with dementia, and their family and friends, to live a fulfilling life. One of the first projects is […]

The PROTECT Study

26 February 2016

The PROTECT Study is a dementia research trial being run by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London that is recruiting through Join Dementia Research. How does it work? The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the way our brains age, and why some people develop dementia, in order to develop […]

The ‘Neuroinflammation’ Study

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 HALL-VIS-ATT Study

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 ‘CANN’ Study

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 […]

Finding ways to care for carers

4 February 2016

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A new study has been added to ‘Join dementia research’ that is finding out how to better support carers. The project, funded by Alzheimer’s Society, is aiming to find ways to help carers to access much-needed therapy and support in order to cope with feelings that can arise as a result of their caring role, […]

Can brain training and electrical brain stimulation improve cognitive functions?

14 December 2015

Cognitive functions decline with advancing age, specifically so-called executive functions, which are higher cognitive functions that include working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility. The Healthy Ageing study is looking for healthy volunteers over the age of 60 without a dementia diagnosis to investigate whether training of these functions in combination with electrical brain stimulation can […]

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