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Jacqui Cannon – Join Dementia Research Champion

27 December 2016

Jacqui Cannon, Join Dementia Research Champion

A vital part of Join Dementia Research is our network of Champions who promote and publicise the service in their local area. The Champions are made up of people from around the UK, with and without memory problems, who care about dementia research, and want to play a role in accelerating progress. One of these […]

Meet Join Dementia Research Champion Jacqui Cannon

16 May 2016

Jacqui Cannon, Join Dementia Research Champion

This week is Dementia Awareness Week and we’re kicking off the week with an interview with our newest Champion, Jacqui Cannon. Based in Billinge, Merseyside, she got involved as a Join Dementia Research champion in March this year and has been spreading the word about the service ever since! What made you decide to get […]

‘Join dementia research’ Champion – Dianna Moylan

18 March 2015

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We’re fortunate to have a team of dedicated champions who are helping to spread the word about the work of ‘Join dementia research’. Continuing our series on meeting these ‘Join dementia research’ Champions, this week we hear from Dianna Moylan. “When my mother, at a little over sixty, began to show signs of forgetfulness, we accommodated […]

‘Join dementia research’ Champion – Annette Ward

11 March 2015

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In our series of meeting our ‘Join dementia research’ Champions, this week we meet Annette Ward. Annette’s journey to becoming a ‘Join dementia research’ Champion started with hearing a lecture at the hospital where she works about dementia and delirium. Annette’s mum was affected with dementia, and she doesn’t want future generations to be affected. Annette passionately believes […]

Join Dementia Research – The Northwest and nationwide!

4 March 2015

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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. A former Group Technical Director of a public computing company, after retirement Peter Ashley was diagnosed […]

A big round of applause for our ‘Join dementia research’ friends

2 March 2015

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Thank you so much for taking the time out to spread the message about our new service, ‘Join dementia research’ last week. A special thank you to all of those people on social media who re-tweeted the message that helped us reach 4,400 volunteers – up by over 2,500 in less than a week. The service was featured on the […]

Susie Hewer championing ‘Join dementia research’

24 February 2015

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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 […]

Championing Research – Warren

11 February 2015

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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 […]

York’s Join Dementia Research Champion

28 January 2015

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‘Join dementia research’ is all about connecting volunteers to researchers, and helping them work together to beat dementia. Some of those volunteers have stepped up to champion the new service around the country, and today we spoke to Wendy Mitchell, an NHS employee with a recent diagnosis of dementia. Wendy hasn’t let it slow her […]

Championing ‘Join dementia research’ in the North East

23 January 2015

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Very soon ‘Join dementia research’ will be nationally launched as an online service, helping to connect volunteers with researchers who are working on ways to understand and treat dementias. We recently spoke to volunteer Andrew Brown, who is also one of our Champions in the North East, explaining to people and the press about the […]

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