Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of dementia affecting around 80,000 people in the UK.
Very little is known about the cause of DLB, however it is thought to be explained by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. We are working with Cardiff University on an exciting new project focused on the genetic element of the disease. The University aims to use findings from their Alzheimer's disease research to improve understanding in this area.
By furthering work in this area, Cardiff Univeristy hopes to understand why people develop the disease and translate this into better methods of diagnosis and new treatments in the future.
We are inviting people who have received a diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies to help with this research.
Helping with our research is completely confidential and involves:
1) A trained research assistant or research nurse visiting you either at home or at a local clinic. This visit will last around two hours
2) Answering questions about yourself and taking part in a memory test and providing a blood sample
3) Inviting a family member or friend to help by answering some questions about your diagnosis.
If you are interested in the study or would like some more information please contact Jessica True, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, on 01932 722247 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively you can contact the Principle Investigator Dr Ramin Nilforooshan on email@example.com .