Research

Objective 16: A clear picture of research evidence and needs.

Evidence should be made available on the existing UK dementia research and the gaps that need to be filled.

Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

In this audio clip, recorded on 8 June with Big Ben striking in the background, Alistair Burns speaks to Clive Ballard, Director of Research at the Alzheimer’s Society, about the current focus on dementia research. Find out about the dementia challenge.  listen to … Read more → – Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

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ENRICH – A new resource to facilitate research in care homes

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) is leading on programmes to increase the volume, quality and impact of dementia research.  One specifically is focusing on research in care homes. This is being … Read more → – ENRICH – A new resource to facilitate research in care homes

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People at risk of developing Alzheimer’s could be spotted ten years before the disease develops

People with Mild Cognitive Impairment who are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s could be spotted ten years before the disease develops according to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Read more → – People at risk of developing Alzheimer’s could be spotted ten years before the disease develops

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Review finds extra care housing schemes can improve older people’s health

The Personnel Social Service Research Unit and Housing LIN have jointly published the evaluation of the Department of Health’s Extra Care Housing Fund. Read more → – Review finds extra care housing schemes can improve older people’s health

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Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

The Alzheimer’s Society report ‘Short changed: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse’ highlights that an alarming number of people have been subject to financial abuse and calls for people with dementia to be better protected. Read more → – Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

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Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

This research set out to investigate what happens when older people are given the opportunity to shape service commissioning and delivery. The study also raises wider questions about the impact of their involvement, particularly whether it can change the nature of local power relations in the long term. Read more → – Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

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Oxford University research on the rising cost of dementia

A study conducted by Oxford University researchers reveals that the cost of dementia across 15 western European countries came up to £165 billion in 2007. Read more → – Oxford University research on the rising cost of dementia

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World Alzheimer Report 2011

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Alistair talks about the World Alzheimer Report 2011. In the video Alistair mentions the following: 28 million of the 36 million people with dementia worldwide never receive a formal diagnosis the report outlines the benefits of an early diagnosis earlier diagnosis … Read more → – World Alzheimer Report 2011

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Women and dementia – not forgotten

This report published by the International Longevity Centre UK calls for a gendered approach and response to dementia at the national and international level. Read more → – Women and dementia – not forgotten

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Dementia research

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In his second video blog, National Clinical Director for Dementia Professor Alistair Burns talks about the importance of research into dementia.

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