Dementia Action Week 2022
This year, Dementia Action Week takes place 16-22 May in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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 explains what dementia is, the different types of dementia, why dementia rates are increasing and what research has achieved so far.
In addition, a new blog about dementia research looks at research studies that have concluded and others that are ongoing.
Engaging people with a dementia diagnosis
We welcome people of all ages to sign up to Join Dementia Research, but we are particularly keen to engage people with a dementia diagnosis.
- Our call back function makes it very quick and easy to register patients for a call back from one of our charity helplines. Our simple explainer video outlines how it works.
- We explain how Alzheimer’s Society and the NIHR West Midlands clinical research network worked with a local Memory Assessment Service to increase sign-ups to Join Dementia Research.
- We share the experiences of two dementia researchers, Anne-Marie Greenaway and Dr.Penny Foulds on the benefits of Join Dementia Research for their studies.
- We hear from the NIHR West Midlands clinical research network about how they worked with GP practices to raise awareness about Join Dementia Research through the GP text messaging service.
We already have over 50,000 people signed up to Join Dementia Research, which is great, but we need more people – particularly those with a diagnosis – to get involved and to help improve diagnosis, treatment and care.
With 900,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, the role of research had never been more important. So we encourage you to tell your family, friends and colleagues about Join Dementia Research.
Dementia Awareness Week will run from 30 May – 5 June in Scotland.