JDR updates

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

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

1 September 2021

World Alzheimer Week Video Still

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 […]

How does dementia research translate into practical change?

2 February 2021

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)’s Centre for Engagement and Dissemination has this week published a piece of work bringing together NIHR research on several aspects of dementia.  To better understand how research translates into practical change, we asked a number of health and social care professionals, carers and service users to comment on […]

World Alzheimer’s Day

21 September 2020

Lady Looking at Join Dementia Research leaflet

This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Day is “Let’s Talk About Dementia”, and it’s more important than ever that we continue to advance dementia care and treatments. Research is the best hope to do this. You can see if you are eligible to take part in our studies by registering or logging into Join Dementia Research.

COVID-19 dementia research receives strong support during lockdown

10 July 2020

Man wearing facemask using laptop and phone

Thanks to our amazing Join Dementia Research volunteers, during lockdown we have been able to continue recruiting participants to studies that don’t involve person-to-person contact. Thousands of you have taken part in important studies relating to COVID-19 and dementia.

Join Dementia Research and COVID-19

20 March 2020

Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

An update from Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research.