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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 […]

Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support

23 February 2015

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 […]

The PrOVIDe Study: Videos

28 January 2015

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’. […]

Research Videos Week

26 January 2015

Join dementia research is a new service, funded by the Department of Health, and run by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with leading charities Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society. It is the first national service to provide a simple and easy way to register your interest in taking part in dementia […]

Championing ‘Join dementia research’

8 December 2014

MORE than one thousand people have now registered their interest in taking part in dementia studies across the country, as part of the ‘Join dementia research’ service. The service will be launched early next year, but it is already been promoted at a regional level across the country by local champions. We interviewed Sue Boex, who is one of […]

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