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What’s that study? PREDICT-PD

21 October 2019

PREDICT-PD study logo

PREDICT-PD is a ground-breaking project using simple tests to identify people at higher risk of Parkinson’s disease before the symptoms appear.

Electromagnetic ‘bathing cap’ shows promise in early Alzheimer’s disease trial

23 September 2019

Female research participant wearing the MemorEM electromagnetic skullcap

In a new study, researchers designed a bathing cap-style head device, called the MemorEM, which was used to deliver electromagnetic waves to the brain. The purpose of this was to try to dissolve what are known as oligomers – groups of abnormal proteins – as they were forming. There was some sign of improvements on tests of thinking and memory in most of the people taking part in the study. This is an experimental, early-stage study that looked primarily at safety, so it cannot tell us for sure if the treatment works.

Remembering names through computer therapy

12 August 2019

Close up of hands holding a computer tablet screen showing the 'Gotcha!' study logo

The ‘Gotcha!’ study is trialling a fun computer-based therapy to help people with dementia remember the names of the people who are important to them.

What’s that study? The Generation Program

26 November 2018

Generation Program logo

We caught up with Professor Lefkos Middleton from Imperial College London, who is UK Chief Investigator for the Generation Program. The Generation Program is a collaboration between Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and consists of two clinical trials that may be able to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – Generation Study 1 and […]

What’s that study? Uncertainty and Caregiving

22 October 2018

Alan Galvin, Chief Investigator for the Uncertainty and Caregiving sudy

We caught up with Alan Galvin, Chief Investigator for the ‘Uncertainty and Caregiving Study: Intolerance of Uncertainty and Strain in the Caregivers of People with Dementia’. What are the main aims of this study? The majority of care for people with dementia is provided by informal family caregivers. While experience of caring can be positive and […]

What’s that study? Living Alone with Dementia

18 October 2018

Courtney Poole, leader of the 'Living Alone With Dementia' study

We caught up with Courtney Poole, PhD student at the University of Coventry, who is leading the ‘Living Alone with Dementia’ study. What are the main aims of ‘Living Alone with Dementia? This study aims to learn about the experience of living alone with dementia. It is thought that around a third of people with dementia […]

World FTD Week: the LIFTD study

24 September 2018

Brain scans showing the difference between FTD and Alzheimer's

This week is World FTD Awareness Week, which runs 23 – 30 September 2018. FTD (Frontotemporal Degeneration or Dementia) is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects 10 people out of every 100,000 in the UK. It can affect behaviour, language skills and movement. People with FTD are typically younger and display different symptoms to […]

What’s that study? Generation for Generation

16 July 2018

Generation for Generation study logo

We caught up with Anna Krzeczkowska, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, who is leading the ‘Generation for Generation’ study. What are the main aims of Generation for Generation? ‘Generation for Generation’ is designed to promote health and wellbeing in adults aged 60 and above and to improve children’s success in school. It aims […]

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