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Dementia studies

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Dementia can have a great impact on the lives of people living with the condition and their caregivers. As it progresses, the person with dementia will experience more difficulties and will gradually become more dependent on others. This is usually accompanied with greater loss in memory and thinking abilities than are experienced by other people of the same age. This pilot study will consider how these changes in the memory and thinking skills, or cognition, relate to changes that can be determined from blood samples. This study is recruiting participants aged 50 years and above who live in Berkshire and have been diagnosed with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment, or have reported to their GP with memory complaints. We’re also looking for cognitively healthy individuals aged over 50 as part of this comparison study.

Contact our research team to find out more quoting 'FAST' study (opens a new browser tab)

Recruitment end date is 24 May 2024

Online therapy for carers

This study is looking for family members who are currently supporting a person with dementia, to take part in an online therapy programme. This new therapy helps people to learn how to live with distressing thoughts and feelings, and how to cope with difficulties that are out of their control such as caring responsibilities, while still trying to do things that really matter to them. Participants should be over 18 years of age, be supporting a family member with dementia, and would like to receive support for worries and/or distress.

Contact our research team to find out more Quoting 'iACT4CARERS' study (opens a new browser tab)

Recruitment end date is 1 August 2025