We are currently researching the following areas relating to dementia and are looking for volunteers:

 

IDEAL- 2 study: Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life - a longitudinal perspective on living well with dementia 

Study summary:

The IDEAL-2 study is continuation of the first Ideal study that recruited over 1,500 people with dementia and their carers across the UK.  The aim of the study is to provide evidence about living well with dementia, service use and in particular identifying areas of unmet need for people with all types of dementia. The study is looking to recruit new participants who have mild to moderate dementia in the following types of dementia : Parkinsons dementia, Lewy bodies dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia, where possible the study would also like to recruit the carers of the participants where available and willing.

This study is also open to participants who were preciously involved and completed the first phase of the study.

The study was approved by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in September 2018 .  

Recruitment of new participants will continue until September 2019, recruitment of previous participants will continue until September 2020.

For information please contact Lead Research Delivery Officer - Craig Beecroft
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Adapting individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) for delivery by a web-application for people with dementia  

Local Collaborator: Kate Hodges, Community Psychiatric Nurse

Study Summary:
Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) groups have been shown to be an enjoyable and beneficial therapy for people with dementia.  An individualised (one-on-one) version of CST (iCST) has been developed, which is delivered by a carer (e.g. friend or family member) and involves taking part in a variety of activities such as being creative, word games and discussion of current affairs. The idea is to keep the mind active through enjoyable activities tailored to the interests and abilities of the person.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, are trialling a computerised version of iCST.

This research study is a randomised trial, so that we can compare computerised iCST to current treatment. This means that 50% of people will be randomly selected to receive iCST and the other 50% will receive treatment as usual.

Participants will be involved for 11 weeks and will be asked to complete some assessments, at the beginning and then at two other times (5 weeks and 11 weeks later). During the 11 weeks, if randomised to iCST, participants will be asked to use the web-app with their relative/friend for 1.5 hours a week.

The study is looking for patients who fit the following criteria:

-              Has a formal diagnosis of dementia
-              Able to give informed consent
-              Able to speak and understand English
-              Able to see and hear well enough to participate
-              Has no major physical illness or disability affecting their participation
-              Age range – 50yrs +
-              Has a relative/friend/carer who is able to participate with the study.
-              Has access to an iPad or tablet.

This study was approved by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in May 2018.

Recruitment for the main trial commenced in October 2018 and will close in March 2019.

To take part or for more information please contact Lead Research Delivery Officer – Natalie Marking
Tel: 0776 9235483
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PrAISED 2 (RCT)   *Coming soon,  Autumn 2018*

Study summary: 

Promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment. This study is open to participants who were involved in the first phase of the study. 

This study was approved by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in September 2018.

Recruitment will close in March 2020.

For information please contact Lead Research Delivery Nurse - Clare Litherland.
Tel: 07771944298
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BDR 3 - Brains for Dementia Research   *coming soon,  Autumn 2018*

Study summary:  BDR 3 - Brains for Dementia Research programme continues to be funded for a further three years by a partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and the Alzheimer Society. You can read more about it here: http://www.brainsfordementiaresearch.org.uk/

This study is now closed to new participants, but we will be inviting existing volunteers to take part in assessments.

The extension to this study was approved by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in August 2018.

Recruitment will close in March 2021.

For information please contact Lead Research Delivery Nurse - Clare Litherland.
Tel: 07771944298
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