Monthly Archives: February 2015

How Jo Rodda & a London Trust (NELFT) helped pilot ‘Join dementia research’

26 February 2015

‘Join dementia research’ is now active nationwide, connecting volunteers and research staff on dementia studies around the country! We’ve been talking to some of the people who first trialled the service. When a Trust is needed to trial a new research service that will be rolled out nationally, Dr. Jo Rodda knows why North-East London Foundation […]

Dementia research: taking part in a study

25 February 2015

In this cross post with Alzheimer’s Research UK, Claire Lucas tells us about her experience of ‘Join dementia research’. It was all in the name of user testing, really – the day I signed up for ‘Join dementia research’ it was more a case of ‘putting myself in the volunteer’s shoes’ than thinking seriously about […]

Susie Hewer championing ‘Join dementia research’

24 February 2015

57 year old Susie Hewer from East Sussex was a full-time carer for her mother, Peggy, who lived with vascular dementia for many years. Since her mother’s death in 2005, Susie has been a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK, speaking out about dementia and the need for research. Known as the ‘Extreme knitting Redhead’ she […]

‘Join dementia research’ service launches

23 February 2015

Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies will be launched today. ‘Join dementia research’ promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest […]

Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support

The Alzheimer’s Society, one of our partners here at ‘Join dementia research’ have an exciting dementia conference coming up tomorrow in partnership with The King’s Fund. With the National Dementia Strategy for England ending in March 2014 and the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia due to finish in May 2015, a new national drive to sustain progress […]

Prime Minister’s #Dementia2020 Challenge

22 February 2015

The ‘Join dementia research’ team are proud to be part of the Prime Minister’s brand new strategy to combat dementia in Britain. Speaking on Saturday he announced that over £300 million of spending will be invested by the government in research to lead the way in discovering the next big breakthrough. Alongside this effort, an international dementia […]

Research in your own home? The iCST Study

16 February 2015

Recently we’ve been publishing videos of researchers and volunteers talking about participating in dementia research. ‘Join dementia research’ is the new service that will connect volunteers and research staff online, allowing them to collaborate on studies around the country. The Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia – or iCST – Study was a research project set up […]

Championing Research – Warren

11 February 2015

Welcome to ‘Join dementia research’, where we help volunteers connect with researchers, to work together on important studies into dementia. Some of our volunteers are leading the way by becoming Champions, helping others understand the benefits of participating in research. Today we are hearing from Warren, who lives near Hull in East Yorkshire and cares […]

Taking Part in the CATField Study: Video

9 February 2015

Welcome to another article featuring videos from those who participate in studies on dementia. ‘Join Dementia Research connects researchers with volunteers who want to take part in important research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia conditions. We are always looking for more people to join in with this vital work, either for themselves or helping someone else […]

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Monthly Archives: February 2015