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Language, Communication & Alzheimer’s Disease

31 October 2016

Given increasing public awareness and concern about Alzheimer’s Disease, this project seeks to expand public understanding of dementia-based language and communicative changes through research and public engagement. We caught up with Vineeta Chand, Chief Investigator for this study, to find out more: What are the main aims of the study? Our research focus is on […]

Understanding cognition and action in Pick’s disease

28 October 2016

Pick’s disease also known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a type of dementia. Dementia prevents some areas of the brain ‘speaking with’ other parts of the brain, much like damaging telephone cables or the internet. This is not only due to physical damage to the brain, but also due to the loss of critical chemicals […]

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) feasibility study

4 October 2016

People with memory problems can struggle with everyday activities. They may stop doing things they want to do. They are more prone to accidents and have a higher risk of falling. Occupational therapists can advise on how to do daily activities set at the right level, and safely. Physiotherapists can teach exercises, which improve balance, […]

The TASKED Study

15 September 2016

As well as causing memory problems, dementia can make it hard for people to carry out everyday tasks. This affects quality of life for both the patient and their family carer, as well as being expensive for the NHS and social services. The difficulties people with dementia have with daily tasks are partly to do […]

Relational Change and Grief in Dementia

6 September 2016

The Relational Change and Grief in Dementia study is looking to gain information that will help professionals give advice to those who are newly diagnosed with dementia about what might help them and their family carer maintain their relationship. In order to do this, the study team are aiming to gather information from people with […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion Study – now fully recruited

18 July 2016

We’re proud to announce that the Influence of Relatives’ Expressed Emotion study has recently signed up the total number of volunteers it requires after seeking participants through Join Dementia Research. The study sourced 60% of its volunteers using Join Dementia Research and was able to recruit the first participant within the first two weeks. The […]

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 […]

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