Memory and Dementia studies

PROTECT: A longitudinal study of cognition in people over 40 

PROTECT aims to understand how healthy brains age and why people develop dementia. The PROTECT study is run by the University of Exeter and Kings College London, in partnership with the NHS. 

You can join the study if you:

  • Are aged 40 years or older
  • Reside in the UK
  • Do not have a diagnosis of dementia

Once a year, you will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires about yourself, your lifestyle and your health. Each takes an hour or less to complete. You will also be asked to take a series of online tests, to measure changes in brain function.

Sign up online: https://www.protectstudy.org.uk/

For more information contact the team at: dpt.researchadmin@nhs.net

Join Dementia Research (JDR)

A place to register your interest in dementia research. When you sign up to Join Dementia Research, the information you provide is used to match you to studies you may be able to take part in, both online, nationally and in your local area. The service connects registered volunteers with dementia researchers across the UK who are looking for people to join their studies.

You can sign up as a patient, on behalf of someone else or as a healthcare professional working in dementia healthcare. This resource makes a real difference to dementia research.

Sign up online: https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/

COBALT

The aim of this trial is to find out if adding Memantine to AChEI improves overall health and functioning for people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) or Parkinsons Disease Dementia (PDD).

We are currently seeking to recruit participants who primarily have a diagnosis of either Dementia with Lewy Bodies or Parkinsons Disease Dementia, and are stable on AcHEi medication. 

To sign up, please email dpt.cobalttrial@nhs.net or contact the research team on either 07773 575471 or 07815 679942 - we will then complete screening and make contact if appropriate.

Click here for further information

Feasibility and Acceptability of Scalable Tests (FAST) Brain study

This study is designed to determine the feasibility and acceptability of collecting and analysing blood samples as well as cognitive data relevant to dementia risk to inform a larger study. Blood samples from 1000 participants will be taken on two occasions at Wonford House.

During the study visit, the participant will also complete a questionnaire to provide feedback on the study visit as well as the invitation process; they will also be asked to complete cognitive tests online at six monthly intervals (three tests in total).

You can join the study if you:

  • Are willing and able to give informed consent for participation in the study or if assenting then a consultee (nearest of kin or holder of Power of Attorney) is available to make a declaration
  • Are male or female, aged 50 years or over
  • Are within travelling distance to Wonford House
  • Are cognitively healthy OR experiencing subjective or objective pre-dementia cognitive impairment (i.e. subjective memory impairment, SCI or Mild Cognitive Impairment, MCI) OR having a diagnosis of dementia 

For further information please download the poster here or contact Natalie Crooks, Research Nurse, by calling 07976961377 or via email dpt.fast@nhs.net

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