September – World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month which helps raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s Research and Development team are working with the University of Hull to help people with memory problems.

CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD is a European funded research project to develop new ways to help people living with memory problems and their supporters.

The research team at the University of Hull are looking for 200 people from across Hull and the East Riding to take part in a Europe-wide study. This study will develop and test ways that digital technology can make life better for people living with memory problems and the people who help them.

Some of the people who volunteer to help will be given a free touch-screen computer (a tablet device) and training to use it, and will be visited by researchers every six months to find out whether the technology is helping them. No expertise in technology devices is required!

If you are over 50 years old and have memory problems, or you care for someone who does, and you would both like to participate in this study, then please contact the Humber NHS Foundation Trust research team by telephoning 01482 301844 or by email HNF-TR.ResearchTeam@nhs.net