Dementia and Brain Health

Who is involved in our studies?

Our studies involve people who have memory problems like mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  They often involve family members or someone who knows them well.

Current research

Every study is different.  Some involve a questionnaire, some involve a therapy and some involve taking a medication.  Some studies take place at home and some take place in our research clinics.

Each study is designed for a different group of people.  We are sometimes able to contact people directly about research, but we always appreciate hearing from people who are interested in getting involved.

Current Studies

These studies are currently open to new participants:

ABATE: Evaluating the effects of a vaccine (ACI-24.060) in people developing impairment in cognition.

COBALT: Combining memantine and cholinesterase inhibitors in Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson Disease dementia.

FAST: Feasibility and acceptability study of scalable biomarkers of brain health.

iACT4CARERS: Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for family carers of people with dementia.

SOCIAL: Social cognition and functioning in Alzheimer’s dementia – how Alzheimer’s dementia affects social relationships and activities.


These studies have completed the recruitment phase.  The people who signed up continue to be involved in study interventions/ assessments:

EVOKE and EVOKE plus: A research study investigating semaglutide in people with early Alzheimer’s disease.

PREVENT Dementia: Aiming to identify the earliest signs of dementia.

Brains for dementia research: A longitudinal cohort study of planned brain donation.  A world-class brain tissue resource supporting dementia research.

Key contacts

You can contact the Memory and Cognition Research Delivery Team:


Phone: 01865 902 694

Previous research studies

The research teams at Oxford Health have been involved with lots of research studies in the past

Previous studies

Free-Cog: A novel, free to use, measure of combined cognitive and functional abilities for clinical use. We recruited to this study in 2019, and 48 participants consented to take part.

LTCQ: Long-Term Conditions Questionnaire: a new tool for evaluation of integrated people-centred services in multi-morbidity and complex care needs. We represented five of the fourteen memory clinics that recruited participants to this study.

PRaISED: Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. We recruited to this study in 2019, and 24 participants consented to take part.

Page last reviewed: 19 March, 2024