Researching Well

 

Caring for Me and You Study

A study called “Caring For Me And You” is investigating whether online support can help those who care for someone with dementia to cope with feelings of stress, anxiety or depression.  “Caring For Me And You” is a randomised control trial comparing 3 packages that have been specifically tailored for people who support someone with dementia - a computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) package, with or without telephone support and an online psycho-education package.  The research team is looking for carers who provide practical or emotional support to someone with dementia and are experiencing some stress or low mood are invited to register to test these 3 packages.  You will need to be over 18, be comfortable using a computer, have access to a PC or Windows laptop and an internet connection.  You do NOT need to be the main carer or live with the person you support.  Register your interest and complete the screening questionnaire to see if you are eligible to take part here

 

Bradford doctoral training centre

The Bradford Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of eight new specialist DTCs around the country that are funded by the Alzheimer’s Society in its recent investment in future research leaders. Doctoral studies at Bradford will focus on improving care, health and wellbeing at points of transition for people affected by dementia. More information can be found here.

 

Two of the first cohorts of 4 student projects include:

  

Join dementia research 

Dementia Research

 

Join Dementia Research, a place to register your interest in participating in dementia research.

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK.

The only way to beat the condition is through research.

Anyone, with or without dementia, can register as a volunteer or sign-up for someone else, providing that you have their consent.

Signing up is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the nation.

 

 

 

How can people get involved?

You can register for the service by:
  1. Visiting www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk

  2. Contacting one of the charities’ helplines:  

    Alzheimer's Research UK: 0300 111 5 111

    Alzheimer's Society: 0300 222 1122

 

What is so special about the service?

You can see which studies your information matches to, and can also express an interest in finding out more about studies. However, there is absolutely no obligation to take part in any of the studies. Current research studies range from clinical trials of new treatments to surveys identifying what works in improving the quality of life of people with dementia.

 

 

How can you help?

  • Find out what dementia research is taking place in the network.
  • Order and display free materials: Handing out materials, application forms and displaying posters. You can order materials at weborder.formara.co.uk/jdr.
  • Encourage people to sign up online or talk about the service to anyone they know who has dementia or is caring for someone with dementia.
  • Sign yourself up to the service as many of the studies are looking for healthy volunteers.
 

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