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The PrOVIDe Study: Videos

28 January 2015

Join Dementia Research is an online service that will connect volunteers and researchers, working together on studies into dementia around the country. This week, we’re showing you short interviews with those researchers and volunteers – to let people know exactly the kind of studies being carried out, that you can take part in through ‘Join dementia research’. […]

York’s Join Dementia Research Champion

‘Join dementia research’ is all about connecting volunteers to researchers, and helping them work together to beat dementia. Some of those volunteers have stepped up to champion the new service around the country, and today we spoke to Wendy Mitchell, an NHS employee with a recent diagnosis of dementia. Wendy hasn’t let it slow her […]

Research Videos Week

26 January 2015

Join dementia research is a new service, funded by the Department of Health, and run by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with leading charities Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society. It is the first national service to provide a simple and easy way to register your interest in taking part in dementia […]

Championing ‘Join dementia research’ in the North East

23 January 2015

Very soon ‘Join dementia research’ will be nationally launched as an online service, helping to connect volunteers with researchers who are working on ways to understand and treat dementias. We recently spoke to volunteer Andrew Brown, who is also one of our Champions in the North East, explaining to people and the press about the […]

Connecting researchers to ideal patients

22 January 2015

The team at the Imperial College Memory Research Unit, led by Dr Paul Edison, is researching Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (a midway stage between normal age-related memory loss and the more serious decline of dementia). The team use PET and MRI scans to explore the mechanisms that lead to dementia, with the ultimate […]

Make a Difference in 2015

9 January 2015

Happy New Year from the ‘Join dementia research’ team! We had a very busy end to the year, ensuring that the service was ready to be used nationally. As a result, 1,350 people are now registered to the service, with many more to come. Make a Difference We want 2015 to be the year to Make a Difference. Very […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The SHAPED Study

23 December 2014

We are now at the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch, profiling one research study each day that is available on Join Dementia Research – the new online service that connects volunteers with researchers around the country. Today’s study will look into the often distressing symptom that affects up to two million people in the UK – visual hallucinations. […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘CANN’ Study

22 December 2014

Christmas is near, and so too is the end of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch – our study-a-day tour of ‘Join dementia research’, the new online service connecting volunteers and dementia research studies. Now the holiday season has arrived, and we’ll all be tucking into big meals, it’s the best time to look at how a supplemented diet could help […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘ACDC’ Study

19 December 2014

Yesterday, as part of #24DaysOfDementiaResearch we looked at a study on ‘Join dementia research’ investigating the often upsetting hallucinations that can occur as part of Lewy Body dementias. Today, we can examine the very first study that hopes to reduce these hallucinations. All of these studies are available on ‘Join dementia research’, the new online […]

#24DaysOfDementiaResearch – The ‘VEEG-Stim’ Study

18 December 2014

‘Join dementia research’ is the new online service that will help volunteers discover and join research studies into dementia around the country. Each day until Christmas, we’re looking at one study recruiting through Join dementia research as part of our #24DaysOfDementiaResearch. Today’s study is called ‘VEEG-Stim’, and is aimed at using technology to help us […]

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