Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £17.4 million of pioneering research to help advance our understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies.
People diagnosed with DLB, and other types of dementia can take part in research studies. People living with dementia have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about dementia, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis. Find more information about taking part in research here.
You can register to find out which research studies you may be suitable to take part in via Join Dementia Research.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded more than £6.5 million of pioneering research into dementia with Lewy bodies. We’ve funded a further £21 million of research into finding new ways to detect and diagnose dementia. Accurate and early diagnosis is crucial to delivering effective treatments to people affected.
Researchers from Northumbria University are using a non-invasive technique to compare sleep patterns of people with and without dementia with Lewy bodies. This project aims to trial and improve a sleep measuring technique.
Researchers from University College London are using advanced MRI scans to understand the changes within the brain that occur in people with DLB and visual hallucinations.
Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make breakthroughs possible. Can can read more about our funded research projects here.
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Information in this booklet is for anyone who wants to know more about dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). This includes people living with DLB, their carers, families and friends.
Using data from brain donations to investigate the impact of multiple underlying causes of dementia
Use information from the Brains for Dementia Research Programme to find out which disease combinations lead to a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.
Using brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time
Prof Nick Fox and Prof Jon Schott are studying brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time in a longitudinal amyloid-PET/MRI study of the 1946 birth cohort.
Understanding the link between sport and dementia risk
This project will look at the current evidence around the benefits and risks of sport. It will involve consultation with stakeholders in research, clinicians and sporting bodies to help define any future research priorities in this space.
Treating hearing loss in people at a high risk of dementia
Researchers at the University College London are developing a pilot trial to ensure people with hearing loss and mild cognitive dementia start and continue to use hearing aids. They will follow-up to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the risk of dementia.
Targeting a key protein in Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Researcher, Prof Jody Mason at the University of Bath will investigate the build-up of a key protein in the development of dementia with Lewy bodies.
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