All studies on Join Dementia Research have been approved by a Research Ethics Committee. This means your rights, safety and wellbeing will always be protected if you get involved in research.

Types of study

Studies cover a variety of different areas, from prevention and diagnosis to new treatments and improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers:

Taking part in a dementia study might involve:

 - Activities and talking therapies
 - Lifestyle changes
 - Physical tests
 - Drug trials
 - Online activities
 - Questionnaires
 - Scans/imaging
 - Genetic tests
 - Cognitive tests

Please don’t be disheartened if you don’t match with any research at first. New studies are being added to Join Dementia Research all the time. When a suitable study does come along, researchers will be able to see that you have already registered your interest.

Top tip

Improve your chances of matching to a study by keeping information such as your contact details and health information such as diagnosis and medication up to date at all times: