Join Dementia Research aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.
Visit www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk to find out more and sign up.
The lack of access to willing volunteers is holding back critical research into the condition with government figures showing that less than 5% of people with dementia take part in research studies.
A recent poll showed that 62% of respondents would be willing to take part in dementia research but 81% wouldn’t know how to volunteer. Join Dementia Research is designed to overcome these barriers and give everyone the opportunity to play a role in changing the outlook for people with dementia.
The website www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk offers a secure and easy way for someone to register their interest, discover studies that interest them, and ultimately connect with researchers to take part in their studies.
Anyone aged 18 years or over can sign up themselves, or on behalf of someone else, either by registering online or by contacting the helplines of Alzheimer’s Research UK (0300 111 5 111) and Alzheimer’s Society (0300 222 1122).
Join Dementia Research is a collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and UCL Partners, and has been funded by the Department of Health and NHS England through the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI) Healthcare Programme.
The video below follows Morag, who was recently diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer’s disease, and her husband John as they embark on their journey into research.
The latest tweets from Join Dementia Research shown below.