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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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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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CDEMQOL: Dementia carer quality of life measure

CDEMQOL is a measure of carer quality of life for those who live with someone with dementia.

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Education and attitudes towards dementia 

The CDS is committed to improving attitudes and knowledge of dementia, locally, nationally and internationally. 

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Dementia awareness in adolescents: a pilot study

'Stigma leads to social isolation, reduced quality of life and loss of independence for people with dementia.

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PHYSIQOL: Physical activity and quality of life in people with dementia 

This is a substudy of the existing MODEM study, which allows us to use previously collected data to identify factors that may influence both physical activity participation and its impact on quality of life.

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STRIDE: Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries

Dementia affects more people in low- and middle-income countries than it does in the UK or other high-income countries, yet few countries are prepared for the challenges of the growing number of people with dementia.

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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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