Improving diagnosis and management in dementia with Lewy bodies using the CPFT Research Database (CRATE)
We would like to draw your attention to the following study, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, which proposes to use anonymised clinical data from people with dementia who were seen within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) from 2005 – 2018. Researchers from the Lewy-CRATE project will use anonymised records (medical records with all details that would identify a person removed) to find an anonymous group of about a thousand people with Lewy body dementia and several thousand people with dementia of other kinds (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, mixed dementia). By linking with anonymised information from NHS national records, the researchers will use this information to examine in detail the characteristics of the different types of dementia, people’s routes through the hospital system, and the outcomes of these diseases. People are able to opt out from having their data included in the study. If you have been seen by CPFT Trust and would like further information about the study above or how to opt out of your anonymous data being included, please click the following link:here.