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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

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Recruitment for Studies

Recruitment for Research Studies


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Patients with different types of dementia may get referred from our specialised clinics, or one can self-refer via 'Join Dementia Research'. Research participation is not obligatory, but we try to make the research interesting - and fun - as well as scientifically valuable. People can sometimes take part in more than one study at a time, depending on the study and how frail or active one is. Many of our studies use memory tests and brain scanning, but some look at genetics or blood samples.

If you would like to find out more about the studies we are currently conducting, and whether you might be eligible, please take a look here.


Healthy Participants (Controls)

Healthy people are very important for dementia research. To understand a disease, we need to know what is 'normal' for healthy people, in all lines of research, from memory tests and brain scans to genetics. 

If you would like to find our more, please contact our research nurses directly, or register at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, or register for Join Dementia Research (see below). 

If you would like to find out more about the studies we are currently conducting have a look here.


Cambridge NIHR BioResource

The Cambridge BioResource is a panel of around 16,000 volunteers, both with and without health conditions, who are willing to hear from researchers about possibilities to participate in medical research. These studies include the links between genes, the environment, health and disease. Volunteers who join the Cambridge BioResource can be matched to different research study opportunities according to their genes. 


UK-wide Dementia Research

Interested patients, relatives, and healthy individuals can also sign up on the Join Dementia Research UK website for studies not only located in Cambridge.

Interview about new article with Thomas Cope on ITV Anglia

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Video abstract for the new article by Lansdall et al., (2017) published in Brain.

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Emily Fisher, a postgraduate student from the Norwich University of the Arts, created an animated film about a person's experience suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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