Join Dementia Research updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from Join Dementia Research

Volunteer survey findings 2021

23 May 2022

Every year we ask our Join Dementia Research volunteers to tell us about their experiences of the service via a questionnaire. This helps us to understand what we are doing well and enables us to identify areas for improvement. Engagement You may have noticed some changes to the survey this year; we reduced the number […]

Dementia Action Week 2022

20 May 2022

This year, Dementia Action Week takes place 16-22 May in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Dementia podcast With this being a key opportunity in the calendar to raise awareness about dementia, we are delighted to share a new podcast with Professor John O’Brien, the NIHR National Specialty Lead for Dementia. In this podcast, Professor O’Brien […]

Volunteer profile web updates

28 April 2022

You may have noticed that when you log into your account things look a little different.  We have listened to your feedback and as part of a continuous process of development, we have made some changes to the volunteer page. Some key changes and things to look out for are summarised below. Key updates When […]

Join Dementia Research is 7 years old!

24 February 2022

As we mark 7 years of matching volunteers with researchers, we’d like to celebrate some of the highlights from the past year:     Since the service began, there have been over 60,000 enrollments onto studies through Join Dementia Research, that’s an increase of 12,000 in the last year.   Join Dementia Research volunteers played […]

#PassItOn about Join Dementia Research this World Alzheimer’s Month

1 September 2021

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month and this time each year, people from around the world come together to raise awareness about dementia. September 2021 marks the tenth year of this important global awareness campaign. Rates of dementia are increasing; every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. There are currently 850,000 people in the […]

A message from Professor Martin Rossor

26 August 2021

On 1 October 2021, I will be stepping down as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research. One of my roles was to set up the Join Dementia Research service, to facilitate those living with dementia, their carers and the public to engage in research and to support dementia researchers to recruit individuals into research. Over […]

New-look Join Dementia Research website

21 July 2021

Have you noticed a different look and feel to the Join Dementia Research website? We’ve listened to your feedback and as part of a programme of development, we’ve introduced a new streamlined homepage so that the information you need can be accessed more easily.  Key updates Dedicated areas for volunteers, carers and professionals help to […]

Volunteer survey findings 2020

24 May 2021

Every year we ask our Join Dementia Research volunteers to tell us about their experiences of the service via a questionnaire. This helps us to understand what we are doing well and identify areas for improvement. Engagement Despite the challenges of 2020 it was fantastic to see that many of our volunteers are still engaged […]

UK COVID-19 research passes one million participants

15 March 2021

More than one million participants have now taken part in COVID-19 research across the UK. We would like to thank all the Join Dementia Research volunteers who have contributed towards this achievement. This milestone has been achieved across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales by members of the public, NHS doctors and nurses, NIHR research […]

Join us in celebrating 6 years of dementia research

24 February 2021

As we turn six today, we are celebrating not only six years of bringing researchers and volunteers together, but also our collective achievement of helping dementia research to keep going during the pandemic.   See what our volunteers, charity partners and researchers have to say about us!   Since Join Dementia Research began, an incredible […]