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Research at CDS

Research at CDS

CDS supports and leads a programme of applied health research, divided into the areas of modifiable risk factors, quality of care, quality of life and randomised controlled trials in dementia.

Modifiable risk factors in dementia

This includes research into the effectiveness of exercise in slowing down cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, and into the roles of blood pressure and inflammation.

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Quality of care in dementia

This research area investigates how can develop and improve services for older people with mental disorders.

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Quality of life in dementia

This research area includes development of the DEMQOL as a patient-reported outcome measure, designed to assess quality of life for people with dementia.

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Randomised controlled trials in dementia

These include trials of antidepressants for dementia-related depression and of mirtazapine and carbamazepine for the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

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BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR PANEL

DEMQOL: Dementia Quality of Life measure

DEMQOL is a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) which is designed to enable the assessment health-related quality of life of people with dementia.

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BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR PANEL

Join Dementia research

'Join dementia research’ is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies.

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