What is the RECALL study?
You may have received a letter from your GP informing you about this study.
The RECALLpilot study was designed to determine the feasibility of a prospective, randomised, double-blind clinical trial of reducing systolic blood pressure to prevent dementia and cognitive decline.
Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of the 21st century. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the most common types of dementia. However, latest research suggests we can protect our brains by controlling our blood pressure, and there is growing evidence that dementia can be prevented in this way.
We plan to conduct a large online study to test whether giving people medication to lower blood pressure reduces their risk of developing dementia. Before we do this, we want to check that the various parts of the study will work when used by participants and healthcare professionals in the real world. This RECALL pilot study aims to test whether the final study will work, or if we need to make changes to ensure that taking part is straightforward. There are two parts to the pilot study:
Part one involves registering for the study, providing consent, and entering personal and medical details into a secure personal account via this website. You will also be asked to complete some cognitive (brain) function games to assess your thinking and memory.
Part two involves visiting your GP practice, MEMO Research at Ninewells Hospital, or community hub (or similar facility) for a blood test. We will also give you a blood pressure monitor so that you can measure your blood pressure at home and enter the results into your account via the study website.
A short video summarising this pilot study is also available to view by clicking below.
You may view the Patient Information Sheet that details all aspects of the study by clicking here. View Patient Information Sheet.
If you would like to know more about the RECALL pilot study, please fill in the Contact Us form below, or call the RECALL team on 0800 9173509.
Your help with this study would be very much appreciated. If you wish to join the RECALL pilot study, please click below to register:
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For more detailed information about dementia and high blood pressure, please click the links below. On these pages, you will find additional information and links to other peer reviewed papers covering this research area.