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New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help beat dementia! I know what you’re thinking, “help beat dementia? Not heard of […]

Dementia research: taking part in a study

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

It was all in the name of user testing, really – the day I signed up for ‘Join dementia research’ it was more a case of ‘putting myself in the volunteer’s shoes’ than thinking seriously about taking part in a study. And yet… a few months later, here I am, a (hopefully) brain-healthy person doing […]

Linking researchers with ideal patients

Zara Qadir

This is a cross-post with the National Institute for Health Research 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 brain […]

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‘Join dementia research’

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We are pleased to announce that Alzheimer’s Research UK is developing two exciting new services, aimed at getting people involved in dementia research and increasing public understanding of dementia. Whenever I speak to researchers, I always try to understand what they think the limiting factors to more, and more effective, dementia research might be. Money […]