Five years of Join Dementia Research: Dale and Roger’s story
25 February 2020
Read the story of Dale and Roger Kay, two of the 46,076 people who have signed up to Join Dementia Research since it launched across the UK five years ago.
5 years of bringing researchers and volunteers together
24 February 2020
Today, Monday 24 February 2020, Join Dementia Research celebrates its fifth birthday. We’re not asking for gifts or cards for our fifth birthday. Instead, you can help us celebrate by sending a digital greeting card to someone you know who might be interested in research.
Remembering names through computer therapy
12 August 2019
The ‘Gotcha!’ study is trialling a fun computer-based therapy to help people with dementia remember the names of the people who are important to them.
Over 20,000 research participants recruited through Join Dementia Research
5 August 2019
We’re pleased to announce that over 20,000 study participants have been involved in vital research thanks to Join Dementia Research. We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, researchers, champions and partners who have given their time so far. If you haven’t already, please sign up, and if you have, please help us spread the word so we can bring more volunteers and researchers together.
Driving and dementia: share your experience
4 July 2019
Help researchers to improve the guidance and support around driving after a dementia diagnosis by taking part in a survey to share your experience.
Guest blog: Volunteering for dementia research
16 April 2019
After signing up to the Join Dementia Research initiative a few months ago, I was selected to take part as a healthy volunteer (someone who is not living with dementia) for a study called SENDeR, looking at brain connections (synapses) and how their loss leads to dementia and other brain illnesses.
The half day I spent taking part in this research project was a fascinating, worthwhile and most of all straightforward process.
What’s that study? Living Alone with Dementia
18 October 2018
We caught up with Courtney Poole, PhD student at the University of Coventry, who is leading the ‘Living Alone with Dementia’ study. What are the main aims of ‘Living Alone with Dementia? This study aims to learn about the experience of living alone with dementia. It is thought that around a third of people with dementia […]
Guest blog: Simon Denegri
13 August 2018
It’s been an exciting few months for Join Dementia Research. Over 10,000 volunteers have now been placed in dementia studies, the NHS turned 70, and NICE guidelines recommend that everyone with dementia should be told about opportunities for research. In our first guest blog, Simon Denegri OBE from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) reflects […]
Dementia 2020 Engagement Panel: phase 2 now open
9 August 2018
Share your dementia experience with the Department of Health and Social Care The Department of Health and Social Care want a better understanding of the experiences and needs of people living with dementia, in order to shape better policies. That’s why they have commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS) to find out more on their behalf. […]
What’s that study? Generation for Generation
16 July 2018
We caught up with Anna Krzeczkowska, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, who is leading the ‘Generation for Generation’ study. What are the main aims of Generation for Generation? ‘Generation for Generation’ is designed to promote health and wellbeing in adults aged 60 and above and to improve children’s success in school. It aims […]