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Research

The University of Oxford is currently recruiting people for the following study:

Sleep and Memory in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

People who have experienced a traumatic event may experience problems sleeping and changes in the way they remember things. A study at the University of Oxford aims to better understand the nature of sleep and memory disturbances in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and how they change with treatment.

The study involves a 2-hour research session where participants do some computer tasks and fill in questionnaires, and a week of sleep monitoring (completing a daily sleep diary and wearing a small wristband which monitors sleep). After about 3 months, there will be a second research session and second week of sleep monitoring. This study will be conducted at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) and has been granted ethical approval by the Oxford South Central Research Ethics Committee under the reference number 14/SC/0198. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses.

If you have experienced a traumatic event and are interested in helping with the study, please contact:

Juliane Sachschal & Elizabeth Woodward (email sleepandmemory@psy.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 618607)

Do you care for someone with dementia?

We understand that caring for someone with dementia can be very stressful and that sometimes carers can experience anxiety and depression. To help carers with coping strategies, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society have developed and are evaluating a new therapy to be delivered online called ‘Caring for Me and You’.

If you’re a carer and sometimes find things difficult, and are comfortable using a computer, you might be eligible to help trial this new therapy to test how effective it is.

If you’d like to find out more information about this research, or to register your interest, please visit:

www.caringformeandyou.org.uk