Join Dementia Research (www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk) is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. There are a broad range of research studies available – from clinical trials testing new medication, to completing surveys.
In collaboration with the Clinical Research Network West of England, we have continued to promote Join Dementia Research with the aim of bringing research to more people and answering the many questions we have around Dementia diagnosis, treatment and care. The West of England remains number one in the country for recruitment with over 2000 people on the register.
The number of people with dementia is on the increase. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease, develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a cure. But for research to progress we need more people to take part in more studies. Visit the Join Dementia Research website to sign up.
To hear why research is so important to people with dementia, watch this short video: