Get involved in Dementia Action Week!
Will you help us spread the word about the importance of research for people affected by dementia?
Dementia Action Week kicks off today, 21 May, and is a chance for us all to raise awareness of dementia research. This year dementia organisations are highlighting that awareness of dementia is no longer enough; we need everyone to take an action, big or small, to help make the UK a better place to live with dementia.
Research, and taking part in it, is vital if we want to beat dementia. But we need more people to get involved.
Anyone can take an action to help shine a light on how important dementia research is, and how only with more people like you, who are willing to volunteer their time, will we find new and better ways to treat and care for people affected by dementia.
Without further ado, here are our top suggestions on how to get involved this Dementia Action Week:
1. Encourage a friend to sign up to Join Dementia Research
Dementia research relies on volunteers like you to progress and one day, find a way to beat dementia. More volunteers for research, means researchers can find answers quicker.
Tell your friends about research.
Every day between May and July, the NIHR will be unveiling 70 discoveries that have helped shape healthcare today.
3. Suggest an idea for research
Knowing what research to fund relies on knowing what questions need to be answered most urgently.
The NIHR want everyone – patients, carer, clinicians, health and social care workers as well as researchers – to have their say.
Suggest your research idea today
Our fantastic Join Dementia Research Champions are a group of people who are helping accelerate progress by raising awareness of Join Dementia Research in their community.
Anyone passionate about making a difference can be a Champion – members of the public as well as health and social care or research professionals.
Read more about becoming a champion, and watch Hilary’s video
Join the conversation using the hashtags #DAW2018, #IAmResearch, and #NHS70