FORGETwest event – finding out about dementia research in the West of England and Wales
The ‘Join dementia research’ team from the Clinical Research Network: West of England, Ali Hodges and Jane Makin, attended the FORGETwest: Find Out about dementia Research; GET involved event at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre in March. People with dementia, their carers and family members were invited to find out about dementia research in the West of England and Wales with the aim of improving patient and public involvement in research.
Attendees had the opportunity to meet with leading researchers from across the region and listen to 10-minute talks about their research projects. This included Professor Pat Kehoe from the University of Bristol, who spoke about the Radar Trial that has recently been added to ‘Join dementia research’ and Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, who is Principal Investigator for the Hippocampal changes in early Alzheimer’s disease study.
The ‘Join dementia research’ team manned a stand to promote the service and speak about its benefits. Local champion Hilary Doxford also joined the team to share her experiences of taking part in dementia research, and helped members of the public sign up to ‘Join dementia research’.
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