Researcher stories

The researchers who work with Join Dementia Research explain why they are involved and what the benefits are from their perspective

Jessica Baggaley: Using Join Dementia Research to recruit participants

5 October 2023

Jessica Baggaley is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of Hull. She carried out a research study as part of her doctorate in Clinical Psychology which looked at measuring self-compassion with people living with dementia. Self-compassion is defined as being kind and understanding towards ourselves. About the study In this research we wanted to […]

South London researcher uses Join Dementia Research to boost recruitment

10 July 2023

Olga Borejko, a researcher and project manager at the Department of Old Age Psychiatry, King’s College London, spoke about the benefits of using Join Dementia Research to boost recruitment to a study into dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research. Olga sets up and manages commercial and […]

Utilising Join Dementia Research for PhD dementia studies

25 November 2021

As a PhD student researching the impact of music on dementia, Anne-Marie Greenaway explains why she became interested in this particular area and how Join Dementia Research helps with her studies. The beginning of a dementia research journey Prior to starting her Masters degree in Clinical Language Sciences, Anne-Marie started to notice dementia friendly signs […]

Meet dementia researcher Dr Penny Foulds

20 May 2021

As the Neuroscience Team Leader at MAC Clinical Research; an honorary researcher at Lancaster University and a community event organiser, Dr Penny Foulds explains why Join Dementia Research is central to what she does. Personal experience “I have personal experience of dementia in my family” explains Penny, “my grandparents developed Alzheimer’s disease and it was […]