Understanding the profile of people with different types of dementia

Researchers in Biomedical Science, Ulster University, Coleraine are recruiting volunteers (aged 65+) for a study to understand the profiles for the most common types of dementia in order to make a more timely diagnosis and enable an effective treatment plan.


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What is the study about

Researchers in Biomedical Science, Ulster University, Coleraine, have created a large database of assessment results from people with a suspected dementia. Analysis of the results will help us to understand the profile of people with different types of dementia.

Understanding the profiles for the most common types of dementia will help us to make a more timely diagnosis and enable an effective treatment plan.

We now want to understand how people who do not have a dementia perform in the assessment.  This will make the profiling a lot more accurate.

Who do we need

  • Volunteers aged 65 years or older
  • No dementia diagnosis

What are we asking for

Appointments will be arranged at a location convenient for the volunteer, during which one of our practitioners will ask questions about the volunteers’ history and ask them to complete an assessment of cognitive function (your language, memory and attention) and activities of daily living ‘thinking’ skills. This should take around 1½ hrs.

How could you benefit

A small discretionary voucher of £10 will be available for all participants who complete the study.

Want to take part, or want more information?

If you know someone interested in taking part please contact:

Ms Lynsey Montgomery (researcher)
Tel: 028 7012 3595; Email: Montgomery-L18@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Price (Principal Investigator)
Tel: 028 7012 3878; Email: rk.price@ulster.ac.uk

This study has been ethically approved by the Ulster University Research Ethics Committee.

Approved by Professor Carol Curran OBE PhD, Executive Dean of Life and Health Sciences

   Register your interest by 31st Mar 2020.

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Project Staff

Dr Ruth Price

Clinical Trials Manager
School of Biomedical Sciences
+44 28 7012 3878
rk.price@ulster.ac.uk
W3016B - Coleraine campus

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