Join Dementia Research is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. Join Dementia Research provides an easy way for healthcare professionals to signpost people to a full range of available studies, without the need to have an intricate knowledge of what research is going on.
There is a broad range of research studies available, from clinical trials testing new medication, to completing surveys. To hear why research is so important to people with dementia, watch this video.
To support healthcare professionals in encouraging their patients to get involved in research (and more specifically about Join Dementia Research), Join Dementia Research has launched a new online toolkit. The toolkit can be adapted locally and helps healthcare professionals in finding different examples of integrating research as a core element of the normal NHS care pathway.
For more information on Join Dementia Research, contact Andrea Fisher, Office of the National Director for Dementia Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), on 020 3206 4964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.