Studies seeking participants

Below is a list of Alzheimer's Society funded projects that are currently seeking participants.

There are many more studies available on the Join Dementia Research service, which matches people interested taking part in dementia research with suitable studies. To find out more, visit our webpage on Join Dementia Research, or go to www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk. Alternatively you can call our helpline on 0300 222 11 22 and you will be able to arrange an appointment with our trained advisors will take you through the sign up process.

Clinical trials

Evaluating liraglutide in Alzheimer's disease

This trial is finding out whether the diabetes drug Liraglutide could have benefits for people in early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The trial is looking for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and who don't have diabetes, to take part. To find out more, please contact the researchers at memory@imperial.ac.uk or call them on 0208 383 3704.

 

The PASTIS trial: Finding out whether tadalafil has the potential to treat a common cause of vascular dementia

This trial is finding out whether the drug tadalafil, already licensed for use in erectile dysfunction, can improve blood flow to the brain in people with small vessel disease. This may have the potential to treat a condition that can lead to vascular dementia. The trial is taking place at St George's University Hospital, South West London.

Please see our webpage on the study for eligibilty criteria and how you can contact the researchers

 

Studies recruiting carers

Caring for Me and You

This study is finding out whether online access to therapy and support can help carers of people with dementia cope with feelings such as anxiety and stress. 

To take part in the trial, you need to be currently caring for someone with dementia (including if they are in a care home) and are experiencing mild anxiety or depression. People who are already receiving professional mental health support are not eligible. You will need to have access to an internet-enabled PC or laptop.

For more information, please see the study's website.

 

National survey of carers of people with dementia

Researchers at the University of York is conducting a ground breaking research project looking at the support carers get in different areas of England and how this affects them. They are running a survey of carers of people with dementia, asking what services they get and how they feel (in terms of their health, quality of life and so on). The study is being conducted by the University of York in partnership with Dementia UK, who run the Admiral Nursing service. The findings of the survey will be fed back to the government and published widely so that the people who plan and provide services for people affected by dementia have better evidence about how to support them.
 

You can take part if you are a current carer of someone living at home (rather than in a care or nursing home) and live in any of the areas listed below. You can complete the questionnaire online (you can find it here) or  contact kate.gridley@york.ac.uk for a paper copy of the questionnaire. The deadline for completeing the survey is April 10 2017.

1.            Sunderland
2.            Rotherham
3.            Kingston upon Thames
4.            Shropshire
5.            Camden
6.            Stockport
7.            Swindon
8.            Leicester
9.            Bury
10.          York
11.          Croydon
12.          Salford
13.          Bristol
14.          Bracknell Forest
15.          Stockton-on-Tees
16.          Calderdale
 


For more information or to find out more about how you can get involved in this research please contact kate.gridley@york.ac.uk or call Kate on 01904 321988/ 07812 438446
 

Caregiving HOPE

We are funding a study that is investigating how willingness and obligation to care for someone with dementia affects the carer over time.

The researchers would like people who are caring for someone affected by dementia to fill in a short questionnaire three times over 12 months. There are also opportunities for some carers to be involved in more in-depth interviews.

The results of this project will help us to understand how to prepare people as much as possible for taking on a caring role. 

For more information, please see the study's website.

 

Genetics studies

100,000 Genomes

This study is aiming to understand more about the genetics of dementia. The researchers are looking for people with a diagnosis of dementia that was made before the person was 60 years old, or people who have dementia and had or have a close relative (parent, grandparent or sibling) with the same type of dementia. 

There is more information on the study page.

 

Thank you for your interest in helpingwith important research. If you have any questions please contact us at research@alzheimers.org.uk.