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Research assistant reveals the challenges and rewards of recruiting for dementia studies

17 May 2017

Daniel Kelleher

People working in research often need tact, understanding and an ability to be sensitive and discreet. This is certainly the case for Daniel Kelleher. Daniel, 25, a research assistant with Humber NHS Foundation Trust, is one of a team of researchers who visits the homes of people living with dementia to see if they would […]

First South West ‘Join dementia research’ match for dementia research study

12 March 2015

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The first Devon couple to be matched with a dementia research study through ‘Join dementia research’ have shared their experience as a patient and a carer. David and Jan Barwick registered their interest in participating in research with ‘Join dementia research’ through Alzheimer’s Society website. They have already contributed to a national research initiative called The IDEAL Study […]

Dementia Research in the North East

10 March 2015

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The first volunteer to ‘Join dementia research’ in the North-East region has already participated in a study. Mr. Jerry Wilkins has been helping with research into Lewy Body Dementia by taking part in the AC-DC Study, which hopes to address the upsetting hallucinations that can accompany the condition. You can read about his experiences here. Why […]

Bringing together patients and researchers

5 March 2015

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The number of people with dementia is predicted to double over the next 30 years; improving current research will therefore become increasingly vital to understanding this condition and how best to treat it. The Join Dementia Research service is a new initiative that allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and match […]

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 […]

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

26 February 2015

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‘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 […]

Research in your own home? The iCST Study

16 February 2015

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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

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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 […]

Taking Part in the CATField Study: Video

9 February 2015

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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 […]

The PrOVIDe Study: Videos

28 January 2015

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Join Dementia Research is an online service that will connect volunteers and researchers, working together on studies into dementia around the country. This week, we’re showing you short interviews with those researchers and volunteers – to let people know exactly the kind of studies being carried out, that you can take part in through ‘Join dementia research’. […]

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